Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Erigonoplus  Simon, 1884   16 species

Erigonoplus foveatus  (Dahl, 1912)


Tibial apophysis dorsally with pointed process. Epigyne with trapezoid median plate. Prosoma dark brown, median spot, radial stripes and margin blackish. Male: descending step-like toward posterior end. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma black-brown.

Body length male: 1.9-2 mm
Body length female: 1.8 mm
Additional information

In dry biotopes, probably thermophilic

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Not in Bulgaria (Hollá et al. 2016, contra Blagoev et al. 2017)
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Central Europe to Ukraine, Russia
 male  female

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Hollá K, Šestáková A, Holecová M, Šebestová M (2016) On the new record of the sheet-web spider Erigonoplus foveatus comb. nov. from Slovakia, with comments on Erigonoplus simplex (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen/Arachnology Letters 51: 80-84

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