Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Hilaira  Simon, 1884   10 species

Hilaira pervicax  Hull, 1908


Male palp with lamella-like tegular apophysis. Tibial apophysis with pointed, lateral process. Epigyne with very broad plate, anteriorly bordered by a flat fold. Prosoma light brown to dark orange. Male: prosoma strongly elevated behind eye region. Sternum yellow-brown, blackish darkened. Chelicerae brown, robust. Legs yellowish-brown. Opisthosoma dark grey-black, rarely with brighter spots.

Body length male: 2.5-3 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3 mm
Additional information

in moss of coniferous forests up to submountainous region

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Ireland, Britain, Scandinavia, Russia (Europe to north-eastern Siberia)
 male  female

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2