Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Donacochara  Simon, 1884   1 species

Donacochara speciosa  (Thorell, 1875)


Palp male: tibia twice as long as cymbium. Tibial apophysis small, bipartite. Paracymbium small, hook-shaped. Epigyne with trapezoid median plate. Prosoma yellow-brown. Sternum yellow-brown. Chelicerae yellow-brown, cheliceral furrow margin with 5 very robust teeth. Legs yellow-brown. Tibia IV dorsally with 2 bristles. Opisthosoma yellowish, pink or white with black pattern. Longitudinal band interrupted several times, merging with spots and transverse stripes posteriorly.

Body length male: 4-5 mm
Body length female: 4-5 mm
Additional information

In reeds of lakes and ponds and adjacent swamp meadows

Frequency: Not rare

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe to Central Asia
 male  female

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24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value