Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mecopisthes  Simon, 1926   11 species

Mecopisthes silus  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)

Description

Male palp with dagger-shaped supporting lamella pointing basally. Embolus long and twisted. Prosoma brown, middle part, radial stripes and margin darker. Male: saddle-like indented. Opisthosoma almost black.

Body length male: 1.4-1.5 mm
Body length female: 1.4-1.5 mm

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Russia
Phenology
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References

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Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94

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

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Updates
15-02-2016 Distribution update Old value
04-12-2013 Distribution update Old value