Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Agyneta  Hull, 1911   41 species

Agyneta decora  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1871)

Description
Male

Male palp with distally rounded lamella characteristica, with fine denticles. Body colour dark brown. Prosoma and sternum with almost black margin. Chelicerae with 2 denticles on anterior and one denticle on posterior cheliceral furrow margin.

Body length male: 1.8-2 mm
Female

Epigyne with median plate, posteriorly slightly indented (arrow). Note the height of the visible part of the epigynal entrance duct compared to A. cauta.

Body length female: 1.8-2.5 mm
Additional information

In humid moss and grass, especially in open areas

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): USA (Alaska), Western Canada, Europe
Phenology
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Figures
References

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Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

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Lissner J, Jensen J-K, Hansen L J, Simonsen W, Kelduni R, Nissen K (2016b) An updated checklist of spiders (Araneae) of the Faroe Islands. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 63: 197-240 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British Spiders 2. Ray Soc London

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Polchaninova N Y, Prokopenko E V (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arthropoda Selecta (Suppl.) 2: 1-268 pdf

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

Tanasevitch A V, Kamayev I O (2011) Spiders of Kola Peninsula, Russia (Arachnida: Aranei). Caucasian entomol Bull 7: 7-32

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
04-02-2018 Image insert
30-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
24-04-2015 Distribution update Old value
29-07-2014 Image insert
19-08-2013 Image insert