Family: Linyphiidae Blackwall, 1859 | key
Genus: Hypselistes Simon, 1894 | key
    WSC: Species ext
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    Hypselistes florens (O. P.-Cambridge, 1875)      []

    Tibial apophysis hook-shaped. Epigyne deeply indented posteriorly. Prosoma brown-orange, male: with highly elevated cephalic lobe, distinctly marked off. Legs suffused with black. Femur yellow-orange. Opisthosoma black, with metallic sheen.

    Body length male: 2-2.5 mm, Body length female: 2.2-3 mm

    Additional information

    This species of North American origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once but could not establish so far.

      Not established
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    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): USA, Canada, possibly Britain

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    Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British Spiders 2. Ray Soc London

    van Helsdingen P J (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

    Wiehle H (1960a) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea (Araneae). XI. Micryphantidae-Zwergspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 47: 1-620.

    World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 23.01.2017