Uloboridae  Thorell, 1869 / Hyptiotes  Walckenaer, 1837   4 species

Hyptiotes paradoxus  (C. L. Koch, 1834)

Description

Bulbus as large as prosoma. Prosoma brown-black, with bright hairs. Female: broad and high. Sternum black. Legs orange-brown, to brown or black, legs I and II especially robust. Metatarsus IV with calamistrum consisting of 30-34 bristles. Opisthosoma orange-brown to red-brown and black, sides sometimes spotted bright (colour very variable). Female: short and oval, with hump in the middle. Male: more cylindrical.

Body length male: 3.5-4 mm
Body length female: 5-6 mm
Additional information

Seems to occur only in spruce forests especially in low mountain ranges. Web consisting of 3 sectors of an orb web connected to a signal thread, the spider itself acts as a linkage, on lower twigs of trees (1-2 m height), cocoon (8-22 eggs) on droughty twigs or bark

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus
Phenology
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References

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Updates
30-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value