Mysmenidae  Petrunkevitch, 1928 / Microdipoena  Banks, 1895   1 species

Microdipoena jobi  (Kraus, 1967)

Description

Embolus thick, distally complex. Epigyne with short scapus. Prosoma olive-brown to brown-black, margin and eye region darker. Male: with angularly descending dorsal line. Legs olive-brown to brown-black, with dark annulations. Tibia I male: with 2 robust spines. Metatarsus I male: with thorn. Opisthosoma black-grey with white spots.

Body length male: 0.8 mm
Body length female: 1.0 mm
Additional information

Thermophilic; in dry leaf litter of an open oak forest (Chios, Greece). This species builds a small orb web.

Frequency: Very rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Europe, Caucasus, China, Korea, Japan
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References

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Kraus O (1967b) Mysmena jobi n. sp., eine Symphytognathide in Mitteleuropa (Arachnida: Araneae: Symphytognathidae). Senck Biol 48: 387-399

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Updates
13-10-2017 Distribution update Old value
03-10-2017 Distribution update Old value
18-12-2014 Image insert
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value