Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Walckenaeria  Blackwall, 1833   53 species

Walckenaeria vigilax  (Blackwall, 1853)

Description

Tibial apophysis rounded and simple. Paracymbium small. Epigyne with receptacula seminis visible through epigyne, separated by 1.5 diameter. Epigynal area almost twice as long as wide. Prosoma dark brown, with distinct radial stripes. Legs orange. Opisthosoma grey.

Body length male: 2-2.2 mm
Body length female: 2.25-2.7 mm
Additional information

Prefers humid conditions

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Europe, Caucasus, Russia (Sibiria)
Phenology
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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
15-12-2017 Image insert
30-11-2015 Image insert
25-02-2015 Distribution update Old value
12-07-2013 Distribution update Old value