Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Kaestneria  Wiehle, 1956   3 species

Kaestneria dorsalis  (Wider, 1834)

Description
Embolus hardly visible. Epigyne strongly protruding. Scapus as wide as long. Prosoma dark brown, rarely completely bright with dark margin. Sternum dark brown to black. Chelicerae yellowish-brown, distinctly brighter than prosoma. Legs yellowish-brown, distinctly brighter than prosoma. Opisthosoma almost black or yellowish grey with dark pattern consisting of transverse stripes and chevrons, ventrally always unicoloured dark. Body length male: 2.5-3 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3 mm
Additional information
in forest edges and shadowy water banks

Frequency: Frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
early summer
Figures
References

Azheganova N S (1968) Kratkii opredelitel' paukov (Aranei) lesnoi i lesostepnoi zony SSSR. Akademia Nauk SSSR: 1-149

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

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

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British Spiders 2. Ray Soc London

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
05-03-2017 Image insert
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