Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Drepanotylus  Holm, 1945   3 species

Drepanotylus uncatus  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)


Tibial apophysis stout, pointed. Embolus broad, band-shaped. Epigyne triangular, entrance ducts heart-shaped, visible through epigyne. Prosoma yellowish-brown, with dark radial stripes. Male head region slightly elevated, with long bristles. Sternum yellow-brown, with striking sheen. Chelicerae yellow-brown, anterior cheliceral furrow margin with 5 teeth. Legs yellow-brown.

Body length male: 2.5-3 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3.2 mm
Additional information

in moors and near water, in wet moss

Frequency: Frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Russia (Europe to West Siberia)
 male  female

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Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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