Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Walckenaeria  Blackwall, 1833   53 species

Walckenaeria alticeps  (Denis, 1952)


Embolus widely twisted. Prosoma red-brown to dark brown, with darker radial stripe and margin. Legs red-orange. Opisthosoma grey-black.

Body length male: 2-2.7 mm
Body length female: 2-2.7 mm
Additional information

Mainly in shadowed and damp habitats

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe to Central Asia
 male  female

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