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Species Lepthyphantes leprosus

Linyphiid - Lepthyphantes leprosus - female Linyphiid - Lepthyphantes leprosus - female Adult Male - Lepthyphantes leprosus - male Adult Female - Lepthyphantes leprosus - female Adult Female - Lepthyphantes leprosus - female Dryden Linyphiid  - Lepthyphantes leprosus - female Tub Spider - Lepthyphantes leprosus - female Lepthyphantes leprosus--Voucher - Lepthyphantes leprosus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Linyphiidae (Sheetweb and Dwarf Spiders)
Subfamily Linyphiinae (Sheetweb Spiders)
Genus Lepthyphantes
Species leprosus (Lepthyphantes leprosus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Linyphia leprosa
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: Ohlert. Year first published: 1865.
One of only a few linyphiids with annulated legs (female only?), another Holarctic species being L. minutus; often found on stone walls, in interior structures.
A non-native species (endemic to Europe), now considered Holarctic. Specimens have been collected in CT, MI, NH, NY, OH, RI, TN, WA, WI, BC, NS, QC, SK.(1)
Originally troglodytic?
Works Cited
1.Contributions à la connaissance des Araignées (Araneae) d'Amérique du Nord. Fabreries, Supplément 10.
Pierre Paquin & Donald J. Buckle. 2001. Association des entomologistes amateurs du Québec inc. (AEAQ).