Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Microneta  Menge, 1869   3 species

Microneta viaria  (Blackwall, 1841)

Description

Palp male: with a tuft of hairs on patella. Paracymbium large, narrowly tapering. Epigyne dark brown, scapus partly covered by process of anterior margin. Prosoma yellowish red-brown. Sternum darker than prosoma, suffused with black. Chelicerae yellowish red-brown. Legs yellow-brown, short and stout. Femur and tibia brown, distally brighter. Opisthosoma grey to almost black, ventrally mostly brighter.

Body length male: 2-2.5 mm
Body length female: 2-2.5 mm
Additional information

In moderately damp leaf litter under trees and bushes, up to and above 2000 m

Frequency: Frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Europe, Turkey, North Africa, Caucasus, Russia (European to Far East), China, Mongolia, Korea, Japan
Phenology
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 male  female
mainly in autumn and late spring
Figures
References

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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
13-01-2016 Distribution update Old value
04-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
22-10-2013 Image insert
28-04-2013 Distribution update Old value