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 2020): France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy
Figures
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||
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 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Thaler K (1969) Über einige wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus Tirol (Arachn., Araneae, Erigonidae). Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 57: 195-219 pdf

Thaler K (1972a) Über einige wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus den Alpen, II (Arachn., Araneae, Erigonidae). Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 59: 29-50 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