Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Dactylopisthes  Simon, 1884   4 species

Dactylopisthes digiticeps  (Simon, 1881)


Tibial apophysis large, sickle-shaped. Prosoma dark brown, with dark median spot and radial pattern. Male: with typical nose-shaped, haired head process. Sternum dark brown, long haired. Opisthosoma black, shiny fatty metallic, with transverse rows of bright spots in posterior third.

Body length male: 1.2-1.6 mm
Body length female: 1.5 mm
Additional information

In swamp areas and vegetation near water

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): France, Austria, south-eastern Europe, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia (Europe), Israel, Iran, Afghanistan

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

04-03-2016 Distribution update Old value
25-02-2014 Image insert