Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Caracladus  Simon, 1884   3 species

Caracladus avicula  (L. Koch, 1869)

Description
Epigyne with trapezoid median plate, anteriorly wider than posteriorly. Prosoma yellow-blackish to red-brown, with dark pattern, that can also be missing. Male prosoma with bird head-like eye stalk. Legs yellow-brownish. Opisthosoma blackish. Body length male: 2.2 mm
Body length female: 1.8-2.2 mm
Additional information
in moss and litter of subalpine coniferous forests
Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy
Figures
References

Frick H, Muff P (2009) Revision of the genus Caracladus with the description of Caracladus zamoniensis spec. nov. (Araneae, Linyphiidae, Erigoninae). Zootaxa 1982: 1-37

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94 pdf

Thaler K (1969) Über einige wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus Tirol (Arachn., Araneae, Erigonidae). Ber Nat - Med Ver Innsbruck 57: 195-219

Thaler K (1972a) Über einige wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus den Alpen, II (Arachn., Araneae, Erigonidae). Ber Nat - Med Ver Innsbruck 59: 29-50

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