Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mecopisthes  Simon, 1926   14 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)

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Europe, Caucasus (Russia), Israel
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Greece   (Van Keer et al., 2010) ||| Ireland   (Lavery, 2019) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Northern Ireland   (Lavery, 2019) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev et al., 2021b) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (Lavery, 2019) |||
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) pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

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

Heimer S (1978) Zur intragenerischen Isolation der Arten der Gattung Pocadicnemis Simon 1884. Zoologische Abhandlungen, Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde Dresden 35: 101-112 pdf

Lavery A (2019) A revised checklist of the spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Arachnology 18: 196-212 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British spiders. Vol. II. Ray Society, London, 449 pp. pdf

Miller F, Svatoň J (1978) Einige seltene und bisher unbekannte Spinnenarten aus der Slowakei. Annotationes Zoologicae et Botanicae Bratislava 126: 1-19 pdf

Millidge A F (1978) The genera Mecopisthes Simon and Hypsocephalus n. gen. and their phylogenetic relationships (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 4: 113-123 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Ponomarev A V, Alekseev S K, Komarov Y E, Shmatko V Y (2021b) Spiders (Aranei) of the Terek River valley in Mozdok District of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 17: 351-374 pdf

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

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester, England, 204 pp. pdf

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). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 133-167 pdf

Van Keer J, Van Keer K, De Koninck H, Ramel G (2010) The arachnofauna (Araneae) of wetland Kerkini (Macedonia-Northern Central Greece). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 62: 141-160 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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

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