Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Taranucnus  Simon, 1884   4 species

Taranucnus setosus  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1863)


Cymbium with apophysis on base. Conductor sickle-shaped. Embolus long. Prosoma yellow-brown, margin darkened. Male: elevated in head region and with long hairs. Sternum almost black. Chelicerae yellow-brown, robust, anterior cheliceral furrow margin with 3, posterior with 5 denticles. Legs yellow-brown, long and thin. Opisthosoma dorsally dark grey with black spots, ventrally black.

Body length male: 2.5-3.2 mm
Body length female: 2.7-5.8 mm
Additional information

On low plants in bogs

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Russia (Europe to Central Siberia)
 male  female
mainly early year and autumn

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

20-06-2016 Image insert