Liocranidae  Simon, 1897 / Agroeca  Westring, 1861   11 species

Agroeca dentigera  Kulczyński, 1913


Tibial apophysis with typical broad, blunt shape, with robust transverse branch. Epigyne slightly heart-shaped with eyelid-like structures near median line. Prosoma with fine, dark contour, anterior eye row almost straight, posterior row procurved. Sternum red-brown. Legs red-brown, not annulated. Femur with 3 dorsal spines. Opisthosoma light grey to light brown with a vague median line and irregular dark spots.

Body length male: 4.5-5.8 mm
Body length female: 5.45-6.8 mm
Additional information

on heath bushes near sphagnum bog, winter-active

Frequency: Very rarely found

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, China

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13-06-2019 Image insert
09-01-2018 Distribution update Old value
24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value