Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Caviphantes  Oi, 1960   2 species

Caviphantes saxetorum  (Hull, 1916)


Tibial apophysis narrow. Prosoma pale yellow to pale grey, without modifications. Chelicerae male: basal segment of chelicera with bristled, tooth-shaped process.

Body length male: 1.5 mm
Body length female: 1.5 mm
Additional information

Under stones near water, also in dry and ruderal locations

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): USA, Europe, Russia (Urals, South Siberia)
 male  female

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04-02-2018 Image insert
23-09-2015 Distribution update Old value