Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Porrhomma  Simon, 1884   17 species

Porrhomma microphthalmum  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1871)


Prosoma prosoma width female: 0.6-0.72 mm, prosoma width male: 0.6-0.7 mm, eyes well developed. Opisthosoma blackish.

Body length male: 1.5-2.2 mm
Body length female: 1.5-2.2 mm
Additional information

In the plain, often in agrarian areas

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

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