Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Stemonyphantes  Menge, 1866   7 species

Stemonyphantes lineatus  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Description

Bulbus basally with spoon-shaped process, distal apophysis with parallel processes. Prosoma yellow-brownish, with black, non-furcated median stripe. Sternum yellow-brown, with broad, blackish margin. Chelicerae brown, with stridulatory organs in distal half. Legs yellow-brown, with distinctly dark annulations. Opisthosoma whitish, yellowish, reddish or dark grey, always with dark pattern consisting of 3 longitudinal rows of irregular spots, ventrally with large, dark spots.

Body length male: 4 mm
Body length female: 6-7.5 mm
Additional information

Frequently in forest edges, ruderal places and meadows with high plants

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Europe, Caucasus, Russia to Central Asia, China
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
all the year round, mainly early year and autumn
Figures
References

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Updates
29-04-2014 Image insert
04-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
03-09-2013 Image insert
12-07-2013 Distribution update Old value