Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Bolyphantes  C. L. Koch, 1837   9 species

Bolyphantes alticeps  (Sundevall, 1833)

Description

Paracymbium with pointed process in the middle of terminal part. Basal process of paracymbium flat and with angular shape. Epigyne tripartite, process of anterior epigynal plate truncated at posterior margin. Prosoma brown, with narrow black margin and median stripe. Sternum brown, with broad, dark margin. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on promargin, 4-5 teeth on retromargin. Legs yellowish to light brown, with long, robust spines. Opisthosoma yellowish brown, dorsally with irregularly arranged spots, ventrally often with dark median band.

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

in meadows and forest edges, low mountain range up to subalpine zone, rarely in the lowland

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Central Asia, China, Japan
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Armenia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Austria   (no references) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Belarus   (Ivanov, 2013) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| Estonia   (no references) ||| Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| France   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Ireland   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Latvia   (Cera, 2018) ||| Liechtenstein   (no references) ||| Lithuania   (no references) ||| Moldova   (no references) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Kaliningrad Region   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Russia, Western   (no references) ||| Serbia   (Ćurčić et al., 2007) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||
References

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Ivanov V V (2013) The checklist of Belarusian spiders (Arachnida, Araneae). Zoology and Ecology 4: 293-311 pdf

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at http://biolcoll.utu.fi/arach/checklist_of_spiders_in_Finland.htm pdf

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Updates
21-04-2020 Distribution update Detail
23-12-2019 Image insert
18-03-2014 Image insert