Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Donacochara  Simon, 1884   1 species

Donacochara speciosa  (Thorell, 1875)

Description

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
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe to Central Asia
Phenology
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References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Grbic G, Savic D (2010) Contribution to the knowledge of the spider fauna (Arachnida, Araneae) on the Fruška Gora Mt. Acta entomologica serbica 15: 243-260

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Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

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Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester

Wiehle H (1956) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, X. 28: Familie Linyphiidae-Baldachinspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 44: 1-337

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value