Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Centromerus  Dahl, 1886   68 species

Centromerus dilutus  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1875)

Description

Male palp with long lamella, distally provided with fine denticles. Epigyne light yellowish, with long, slender scapus, reaching to centre of opisthosoma. Prosoma yellow-brown, margin and radial stripes darker. Sternum yellowish, with a blackish tinge, margin black. Chelicerae yellowish. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma almost black, sometimes with pattern consisting of brighter longitudinal stripes.

Body length male: 1-1.3 mm
Body length female: 1.25-2 mm
Additional information

in moss and leaf litter of forests and bogs

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Belgium   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| Faroe Islands   (Lissner et al., 2016b) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Ireland   (no references) ||| Latvia   (Cera, 2018) ||| Luxembourg   (Hermann, 1998; Kreuels et al., 2019) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||
References

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Barrientos J A, Febrer B (2017) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España). Nuevos datos. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 31: 8-24 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

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

Hermann E (1998) Die Spinnen (Araneae) ausgewählter Halbtrockenrasen im Osten Luxemburgs. Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes Luxembourgeois 99: 189-199 pdf

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. Vol. II. Ray Society, London, 449 pp. pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Miller F (1958a) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der tschechoslovakischen Spinnenarten aus der Gattung Centromerus Dahl. Časopis Československé Společnosti Entomologické 55: 71-91 pdf

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester, England, 204 pp. pdf

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

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 pdf

Updates
17-03-2020 Distribution insert Detail
30-12-2017 Distribution update Detail
05-11-2013 Image insert
30-04-2013 Image insert