Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Praestigia  Millidge, 1954   5 species

Praestigia duffeyi  Millidge, 1954


Dorsal tibial apophysis long and bent outwardly. Epigyne with weakly structured epigynal plate. Prosoma black-brown, with darker median spot and vague radial stripes. Male: not distinctly elevated, with conical, haired process above anterior median eyes. Legs orange. Opisthosoma black.

Body length male: 2.5 mm
Body length female: 2.7 mm
Additional information

in coastal area, in humid and very salty regions

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Ireland, Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Belgium   (Bosmans & Van Keer, 2017) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Ireland   (Lavery, 2019) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (Lavery, 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer K (2017) Een herziene soortenlijst van de Belgische spinnen (Araneae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 32: 39-69 pdf

Bosselaers J (1996) In: Bosmans R, Spinnen in Saeftinghe. In: Buise M & Sponselee G (eds.) "Saeftinghe, verdronken land". Duerinck, Kloosterzande, 286 pp.

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Lavery A (2019) A revised checklist of the spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Arachnology 18: 196-212 pdf

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

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

Roberts M J (1995) Collins Field Guide: Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe. HarperCollins, London, 383 pp. pdf

Wiehle H (1961a) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der deutschen Spinnenfauna II. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 37: 171-188 pdf

Wiehle H (1961b) Spinnen aus Slovenien. Senckenbergiana Biologica 42: 409-415 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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