Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mecopisthes  Simon, 1926   15 species

Mecopisthes silus  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873)

Description

Male palp with dagger-shaped supporting lamella pointing basally. Embolus long and twisted. Prosoma brown, middle part, radial stripes and margin darker. Male: saddle-like indented. Opisthosoma almost black.

Body length male: 1.4-1.5 mm
Body length female: 1.4-1.5 mm

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Europe, Turkey
Phenology
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Distribution List
Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Austria   (no references) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Liechtenstein   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Kaliningrad Region   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2020a) |||
References

Barrientos J A, Uribarri I, García-Sarrión R (2015b) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) del Turó de l'Home (Parc Natural del Montseny, Cataluña, España). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 27: 61-74 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Danışman T, Coşar İ, Kunt K B (2020a) Taxonomic notes on some linyphiid spiders (Araneae: Linyphiidae) from Turkey. Eskişehir Technical University Journal of Science and Technology C - Life Sciences and Biotechnology 19: 13-25 pdf

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

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

Miller F (1966) Einige neue oder unvollkommen bekannte Zwergspinnen (Micryphantidae) aus der Tschechoslowakei (Araneidea). Acta entomologica Bohemoslovaca 63: 149-164 pdf

Millidge A F (1978) The genera Mecopisthes Simon and Hypsocephalus n. gen. and their phylogenetic relationships (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 4: 113-123 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). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

Wiehle H (1960a) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea (Araneae). XI. Micryphantidae-Zwergspinnen. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 47: 1-620 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
19-04-2020 Distribution update Detail
19-04-2020 Distribution insert Detail
15-02-2016 Distribution update Detail
04-12-2013 Distribution update Detail