Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Agyneta  Hull, 1911   43 species

Agyneta decora  (O. Pickard-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 2020): USA (Alaska), Canada, Europe, Russia (Europe to Middle Siberia)
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Belgium   ( no references ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Denmark   ( no references ) ||| Estonia   ( no references ) ||| Faroe Islands   ( Lissner et al., 2016b; ) ||| Finland   ( Koponen et al., 2016; ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Iceland   ( Agnarsson, 1996; ) ||| Ireland   ( no references ) ||| Latvia   ( Cera, 2018; ) ||| Lithuania   ( no references ) ||| Luxembourg   ( Kreuels et al., 2019; ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| Northern Ireland   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Northern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Western   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019; ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||
References

Agnarsson I (1996) Íslenskar köngulær Fjölrit Náttúrufræðistofnunar 31: 1-175 pdf

Cera I (2018) The checklist of Latvian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Environmental and Experimental Biology 16: 139-152 pdf

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

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at http://biolcoll.utu.fi/arach/checklist_of_spiders_in_Finland.htm

Kreuels M, Staudt A, Christian S (2019) Die Spinnenfauna von Luxemburg – eine Zusammenstellung der Nachweise aus den Jahren 1906-2018 (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois 121: 203-230 pdf

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

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App 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 Entomological Bulletin 7: 7-32 pdf

Wiehle H (1956) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, X. 28: Familie Linyphiidae-Baldachinspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 44: 1-337

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
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