Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Gongylidiellum  Simon, 1884   7 species

Gongylidiellum edentatum  Miller, 1951


Colouration as in females. Prosoma reticulated. Chelicerae without tooth-like hair tubercle anteriorly. Palp: tibial apophysis very short and simple.

Prosoma length: 0.7 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Body length male: 1.3 mm

Prosoma clear yellow. Opisthosoma whitish. Legs clear yellow. Stridulatory organ on opisthosoma: lung covers with transverse stridulatory ridges and coxa IV with stridulatory tooth posteriorly. Epigyne without scape, transverse, narrow, elliptic, clear plate posterior. Vulva characteristic.

Prosoma length: 0.7 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Body length female: 1.3 mm
Additional information

In beech forests with thick litter layer, in humid sphagnum of bogs, in moss of spruce forests, up to 1400 m

Frequency: Very rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Central, southern Europe

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11-07-2016 Datasheet update Old value