Linyphiidae: Tapinocyba Simon, 1884

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Males

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- Females

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Tibia with slender and pointed apophysis

Tapinocyba praecox (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)

female

- Different

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Tibia with a broad apophysis, ending in 2 small tips

Tapinocyba mitis (O. P.-Cambridge, 1882)

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- Different

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One tibial apophysis distinctly longer than the other one

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- Both tibial apophysis ± equal in length

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Tip of embolic division as fig.; one short, blunt and one long, bent tibial apophysis

Tapinocyba affinis Lessert, 1907

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Tip of embolic division distally U-shaped; both tibial apophysis slightly converging

Tapinocyba insecta (L. Koch, 1869)

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Tibial apophysis ± as long as tibia

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- Tibial apophysis distinctly shorter than tibia

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Tibial apophysis tapering to a tip

Tapinocyba biscissa (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)

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Tibial apophysis more broadly tapering

Tapinocyba maureri Thaler, 1991

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Embolic division protruding; both tibial apophysis slightly diverging

Tapinocyba pallens (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)

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Embolic division as fig.

Tapinocyba ligurica Thaler, 1976

female

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Sclerotised epigynal area ± roundish

Tapinocyba mitis (O. P.-Cambridge, 1882)

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- Sclerotised epigynal area at least 1.5 times as wide as long

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Epigynal groove reaching ± 3/4 of epigyne length

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- Epigynal groove reaching ± 1/2 of epigyne length

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Epigynal groove broad, with strongly sclerotised anterior margin

Tapinocyba biscissa (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)

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- Epigynal groove broad, anterior margin not strikingly sclerotised

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Epigynal groove narrow, anterior margin not strikingly sclerotised

Tapinocyba insecta (L. Koch, 1869)

male

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Very similar to insecta, apparently not distinguishable from the vicarious species insecta

Tapinocyba maureri Thaler, 1991

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Median plate protruding into ± trapezoid epigynal groove

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- Different

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Vulva as fig.

Tapinocyba affinis Lessert, 1907

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Epigyne/vulva as fig.

Tapinocyba ligurica Thaler, 1976

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Epigynal groove ± roundish oval, anterior margin medially interrupted

Tapinocyba praecox (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)

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Epigynal groove as fig., anterior margin not interrupted

Tapinocyba pallens (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)

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Further taxa

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1. Tapinocyba abetoneensis Wunderlich, 1980

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2. Tapinocyba affinis orientalis Millidge, 1979

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3. Tapinocyba affinis pyrenaea Millidge, 1979

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4. Tapinocyba algirica Bosmans, 2007

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5. Tapinocyba anceps Denis, 1948

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6. Tapinocyba corsica (Simon, 1884)

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7. Tapinocyba discedens Denis, 1948

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8. Tapinocyba latia Millidge, 1979

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9. Tapinocyba lucana Millidge, 1979

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10. Tapinocyba ventosa Millidge, 1979