Dictynidae  O. P.-Cambridge, 1871 / Altella  Simon, 1884   5 species

Altella aussereri  Thaler, 1990


Resembles A. lucida. Tibia III ventrally with curved spine. Metatarsus I with two claw-shaped spurs. Apophysis of tibia and bulbus resembling A. lucida. Embolus narrow thong-shaped, tibial apophysis originating at half the length of bulbus and describing a 3/4 circle. Differs in posterior end of conductor. Prosoma length: 0.6 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Body length male: 1.2-1.4 mm

Resembles A. lucida. Tibia I with pair of spines medially. Epigyne: grooves indistinct, anteriorly sharply bordered, with ridge protruding over opening. Receptacula shining through, directed laterally and not medially converging as in A. lucida. Prosoma length: 0.6 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Body length female: 1.2-1.4 mm
Additional information

in xerothermic habitats of South Alps

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Italy

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at

Thaler K, Noflatscher M-T (1990) Neue und bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde in Südtirol (Arachnida: Aranei). Veröff Mus Ferdinandeum 69: 169-190

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 19.0, accessed on 14.01.2018. doi: 10.24436/2

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value