Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Scotargus  Simon, 1913   2 species

Scotargus pilosus  Simon, 1913

Description
Male

Embolus large, describing a semi-circle, tip curved. Prosoma and legs yellowish orange. Opisthosoma pale grey.

Body length male: 2.7-3.1 mm
Female

Epigyne with convoluted scapus and broad epigynal plate. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 2.3-3.8 mm
Additional information

in submountainous forests, partly microcavernicolous and in caves

Frequency: Very rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Algeria, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Nepal
Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Austria   (no references) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Liechtenstein   (no references) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||
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

Bosmans R (2006a) Contribution to the knowledge of the Linyphiidae of the Maghreb. Part XI. Miscellaneous linyphiid genera and additions (Araneae: Linyphiidae: Linyphiinae). Bulletin & Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 141: 125-161 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae).
[N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (1973) On the affinity of the genus Scotargus Simon (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 2: 189-192 pdf

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

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Moritz M (1973) Neue und seltene Spinnen (Araneae) und Weberknechte (Opiliones) aus der DDR. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift (N.F.) 20: 173-220 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Wiehle H (1956) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, X. 28: Familie Linyphiidae-Baldachinspinnen. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 44: 1-337 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
16-12-2019 Image insert
18-02-2014 Datasheet update Detail
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01-12-2013 Distribution update Detail
15-10-2013 Distribution update Detail