Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Centromerus  Dahl, 1886   64 species

Centromerus piccolo  Weiss, 1996


Paracymbium with robust keel. Prosoma yellowish-white, pale, partly with pattern, eyes strikingly small. Sternum dark, with small light spots. Coxa ventrally slightly darkened. Opisthosoma dorsally light to grey-black with small bright spots, forming transverse lines in posterior half, ventrally with dark field behind epigastric furrow, flanked by 2 longitudinal rows of bright spots.

Body length male: 1.0 mm
Body length female: 1.2 mm
Additional information

only known from pastures in North Germany so far

Frequency: Very rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Germany

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

Weiss I (1996) Centromerus piccolo n. sp., eine neue Baldachinspinne aus NW-Deutschland (Arachnida, Araneae, Linyphiidae). Verh Naturwiss Ver Hamburg 35: 227-236

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

14-02-2018 Image insert