Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Metopobactrus  Simon, 1884   8 species

Metopobactrus prominulus  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)

Description

Tibial apophysis with row of bristles. Prosoma brown, eye region, median spot and margin darker. Female: eye field uniformly convex in profile view. Male: head region only conically elevated. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma light grey.

Body length male: 1.5-1.7 mm
Body length female: 1.6-2 mm
Additional information

preferably in open localities, prefers possibly warm conditions, females can only be reliably identified considering males caught in the same place

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Canada, Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Japan
Phenology
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Figures
References

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Updates
06-01-2019 Distribution update Old value
05-12-2018 Image insert
19-08-2013 Image insert
12-07-2013 Distribution update Old value
18-06-2013 Image insert