Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Wabasso  Millidge, 1984   2 species

Wabasso replicatus  (Holm, 1950)

Male palp with long, distally hooked lobe with 2 long hairs at its end. Tibial apophysis with a short, broad, flat, dorsal part and a short, rounded, dorsolateral part with 2 trichobothria. Embolus slender, with sclerotised apophysis on its base. Epigyne broad with almost triangular scapus, which is slightly bent upwards on end. Prosoma yellow-brown to dark yellow-brown with grey stripes. Legs yellow-brown, to dark yellow-brown, suffused with grey. Metatarsus I male: distally with 2 robust spines. Opisthosoma grey-black. Body length male: 1.1-1.4 mm
Body length female: 1.2-1.7 mm
Additional information
in rather dry lichen-rich habitats, but mainly in bogs with sphagnum and small bushes

Frequency: Not frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Northern Europe, northern Russia
 male  female

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Merrett P, Dawson I K (2005) Revalidation of Wabasso replicatus (Holm, 1950), and description from Britain (Araneae: Linyphiidae) Bull Br Arachnol Soc 13: 117-121

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

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