Linyphiidae: Entelecara Simon, 1884

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Prosoma elongated, marked off head part clearly protruding; pedipalp as fig. tibial apophysis with two narrow, slightly bent processes

Moebelia berolinensis (Wunderlich, 1969)

- Prosoma not so elongated; marked off head part not protruding

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Elevated head region distinctly higher than wide; pedipalp as fig.; tibial apophysis with two bent processes, one tooth on base of the larger one

Entelecara acuminata (Wider, 1834)

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- Elevated head region not higher than wide

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Prosoma posterior to cephalic lobe saddle-like impressed; pedipalp as fig.; under process of tibial apophysis robust, angled at the top and tapering into a pointed tip, also the two upper processes

Entelecara flavipes (Blackwall, 1834)

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- Different

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Cephalic lobe slightly pointed

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- Cephalic lobe flatly rounded

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Dorsal line of prosoma posteriorly descending; tibia apophysis with tooth at base of distal process

Entelecara congenera (O. P.-Cambridge, 1879)

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Dorsal line of prosoma posteriorly step-like descending; tibial apophysis without tooth at base of distal process

Entelecara omissa O. P.-Cambridge, 1903

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Dorsal line of prosoma posteriorly step-like descending; tibial apophysis with 2 parallel processes, close together, tapering into a pointed tip, the distal process with 2 tips

Entelecara media Kulczyński, 1887

female

- Dorsal line of prosoma posteriorly roundly descending; tibial apophysis different

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Tibial apophysis, pedipalp and prosoma as figs.

Entelecara erythropus (Westring, 1851)

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Tibial apophysis, pedipalp and prosoma as figs.

Entelecara errata O. P.-Cambridge, 1913

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Epigynal plate with ± equally strongly sclerotised arcs, reaching beyond epigynal furrow

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- Different

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Sclerotised arcs of epigynal plate uniformly round and encircling a brighter area

Entelecara acuminata (Wider, 1834)

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Sclerotised arcs of epigynal plate grooved medially, encircling a bright area, divided by further sclerotised ridges

Entelecara media Kulczyński, 1887

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Epigynal plate straightly bordered posteriorly and divided in halves by fine middle line

Entelecara flavipes (Blackwall, 1834)

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- Epigynal plate ± rounded posteriorly, reaching beyond epigynal furrow

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Epigynal plate posteriorly medially not grooved, ± semicircularly bordered toward epigynal furrow, distinctly transverse oval

Entelecara congenera (O. P.-Cambridge, 1879)

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- Epigynal plate posteriorly medially grooved

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Body length 2.0 mm; median part of epigyne distinctly marked off, ± as wide as long

Entelecara erythropus (Westring, 1851)

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- Body length < 1.7 mm; epigyne different

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Posterior epigynal margin U-like incised; body length 1.3-1.4 mm

Entelecara omissa O. P.-Cambridge, 1903

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Posterior epigynal margin V-like incised; body length 1.5-1.7 mm

Entelecara errata O. P.-Cambridge, 1913

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Further taxa

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1. Entelecara aestiva Simon, 1918

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2. Entelecara cacuminum Denis, 1954

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3. Entelecara forsslundi Tullgren, 1955

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4. Entelecara helfridae Tullgren, 1955

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5. Entelecara italica Thaler, 1984

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6. Entelecara klefbecki Tullgren, 1955

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7. Entelecara obscura Miller, 1971

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8. Entelecara schmitzi Kulczyński, 1905

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9. Entelecara truncatifrons (O. P.-Cambridge, 1875)

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10. Entelecara turbinata Simon, 1918