Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Sintula  Simon, 1884   12 species

Sintula spiniger  (Balogh, 1935)


Cymbium with process, ± as long as wide, with club-shaped hairs. Paracymbium massive, with bulge-like, blunt processes. Prosoma light yellow, shiny, with narrow, grey margin. Sternum dark brown, shiny. Chelicerae yellow, anterior cheliceral furrow margin with 3 denticles. Legs reddish yellow. Femur tinged with black. Tibia I black.

Body length male: 2.5 mm
Body length female: 2.5 mm
Additional information

In leaf litter of open deciduous forests

Frequency: Very rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Austria to Russia, Greece, Ukraine
 male  female

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