Dictynidae  O. P.-Cambridge, 1871 / Brigittea  Lehtinen, 1967   5 species

Brigittea innocens  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1872)


Colouration and markings as in female. Pars cephalica highly elevated. Palp: Bulb surrounded by long and curved embolus.


Resembles Dictyna arundinacea but paler colouration and smaller and more distinct pattern dorsally on Opisthosoma, ventrally with broad, longitudinal, black-brown band. Legs yellowish, annulated reddish brown.

Body length female: 2.3 mm
Additional information

Mostly on low-growing plants.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Italy, Eastern Mediterranean, Kazakhstan

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Lehtinen P T (1967) Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Ann Zool Fenn 4: 199-468

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

van Helsdingen P J (2013) A quick scan of the spider fauna of the European part of Turkey. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 33: 29-38

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

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