Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mecopisthes  Simon, 1926   11 species

Mecopisthes peusi  Wunderlich, 1972

Description

Male palp with long and stout supporting lamella. Prosoma dark brown, with distinct median spot and radial stripes. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma dark grey.

Body length male: 1.3 mm
Body length female: 1.6 mm
Additional information

In moist grassland in an abandonned clay quarry (Chios, Greece)

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Israel
Phenology
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References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Cárdenas M, Barrientos J A (2011) Arañas del olivar andaluz (Arachnida; Araneae). Aspectos faunísticos. Zool Baetica 22: 99-136

Heimer S (1978) Zur intragenerischen Isolation der Arten der Gattung Pocadicnemis Simon 1884. Zool Abh Staatl Mus Tierk Dresden 35: 101-112

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British Spiders 2. Ray Soc London

Miller F, Svaton J (1978) Einige seltene und bisher unbekannte Spinnenarten aus der Slowakei. Annotnes Zool Bot Bratislava 126: 1-19

Millidge A F (1978) The genera Mecopisthes Simon and Hypsocephalus n. gen. and their phylogenetic relationships (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 4: 113-123

Ponomarev A V, Khnykin A S (2013) Spiders (Aranei) of Volgograd sity and its environs. The South of Russia: ecology, development 4: 109-136

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 15: 133-167

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1972a) Zur Spinnenfauna Deutschlands, XII. Neue und seltene Arten der Linyphiidae und einige Bemerkungen zur Synonymie (Arachnida: Araneae). Senck Biol 53: 291-306

Updates
01-10-2015 Distribution update Old value
24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value