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 2020): Ireland, Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark
 male  female
Distribution List
Belgium   (no references) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Ireland   (no references) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

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