Linyphiidae: Neriene

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Prosoma yellowish brown with broad, white margin; legs unicoloured yellow; all femora without spines; male pedipalp and epigyne as figs.

Neriene radiata (Walckenaer, 1841)

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male Pedipalp
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1987)
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male Pedipalp
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(Løvbrekke unpubl.)
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female Epigyne
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1987)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Vulva
(Azheganova 1968)
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female Vulva
(Wiehle 1956)
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Habitus, dorso-lateral view
(Wiehle 1956)
- Prosoma different; at least some spines on femur

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Posterior median eyes on elevations; distance between posterior median eyes > distance between posterior median eyes and posterior lateral eyes; opisthosoma ventrally black or with pairs of white spots

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- Posterior median eyes not on elevations; distance between posterior median eyes < distance between posterior median eyes and posterior lateral eyes; opisthosoma ventrally with white spot anterior to spinnerets or completely mottled with white

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Opisthosoma ventrally uniformly brown-black, never with white spots; paracymbium triangularly broadened distally; epigynal groove much wider than long

Neriene hammeni (van Helsdingen, 1963)

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male Pedipalp
(Bosselaers unpubl.)
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male Pedipalp
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(van Helsdingen 1969)
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male Tip of paracymbium
(van Helsdingen 1963)
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male Chelicerae, frontal view
(van Helsdingen 1963)
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female Epigyne
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Vulva, ventral view
(van Helsdingen 1969)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(van Helsdingen 1969)
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Habitus
(Jäger 1995a)
- Opisthosoma ventrally with pairs of white spots; Paracymbial tip not broadened; epigynal groove as wide as long

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Body length of males 5.5-8.0 mm; male pedipalp and epigyne as figs.

Neriene montana (Clerck, 1757)

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male Pedipalp
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1987)
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male Pedipalp
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Epigyne
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1987)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Vulva
(Wiehle 1956)
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Opisthosoma, dorsal view
(Wiehle 1956)
- Body length 3-5 mm

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Femur I dorsally with one spine; tegulum with distinct tip; epigyne protruding

Neriene furtiva (O. P.-Cambridge, 1871)

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male Pedipalp
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1987)
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male Pedipalp
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Epigyne
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1987)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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Femur I dorsally with two spines; Tegular tip rounded; epigyne not protruding

Neriene clathrata (Sundevall, 1830)

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male Pedipalp
(Azheganova 1968)
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male Pedipalp
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Azheganova 1968)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1987)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Epigyne
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1987)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Vulva
(Azheganova 1968)
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female Vulva
(Wiehle 1956)
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Opisthosoma, dorsal view
(Wiehle 1956)
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Body length of males >3.6 mm, females 4.0-6.5 mm; opisthosoma dorsally with 4 black transverse stripes in posterior third, remaining area white; male pedipalp as fig.; epigyne with 2 depressions in anterior part

Neriene emphana (Walckenaer, 1841)

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male Pedipalp
(Dawson & Merrett 2002)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Dawson & Merrett 2002)
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female Epigyne
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Dawson & Merrett 2002)
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female Vulva
(Wiehle 1956)
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female Opisthosoma, dorsal view
(Dawson & Merrett 2002)
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Habitus, dorso-lateral view
(Wiehle 1956)
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Body length of males <3.6 mm, females 2.9-4.6 mm; opisthosoma dorsally with dark longitudinal band, its margin white and irregular margin, male pedipalp and epigyne as figs.

Neriene peltata (Wider, 1834)

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1998)
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male Pedipalp
(Roberts 1987)
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male Pedipalp
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Epigyne
(Heimer & Nentwig 1991)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1998)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1987)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Vulva
(Wiehle 1956)
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Opisthosoma, dorsal view
(Wiehle 1956)
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Opisthosoma, dorsal view
(Locket & Millidge 1953)