Paper of the week- the smallest spider of the world discovered in Portugal

Anapistula ataecina sp. n. is one of the smallest spiders described to date. The species is almost exclusively known from the Frade Cave System in Portugal which is partly endangered by limestone quarries.

Cardoso, P. & Scharff, N. (2009). First record of the spider family Symphytognathidae in Europe and description of Anapistula ataecina sp. n. (Araneae). Zootaxa, 2246: 45-57