Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Macrargus  Dahl, 1886   6 species

Macrargus rufus  (Wider, 1834)


Male palp with distally angled lamina. Epigyne with broad and folded scapus, indented posteriorly, situated between pointed processes. Prosoma orange to red-brown. Sternum red-brown, tinged with black, margin darker. Chelicerae red-brown, robust. Legs red-brown, relatively long, robust. Opisthosoma grey-black, ventrally darker.

Body length male: 3-4.5 mm
Body length female: 3-6 mm
Additional information

frequent species in leaf litter and moss of not too damp deciduous forests

Frequency: Frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe
 male  female

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