Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Silometopus  Simon, 1926   13 species

Silometopus elegans  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)

Description

Tibial apophysis with a thin, S-shaped process. Epigyne with a median triangular part reaching approximately 1/3 of epigyne length. Prosoma yellow to yellow-brown, with blackish pattern. Legs yellow-brown, with a tinge of black. Opisthosoma grey-brown.

Body length male: 1-1.7 mm
Body length female: 1.5-2 mm
Additional information

Prefers humid conditions

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Russia (Europe to Central Asia/Siberia)
Phenology
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Figures
References

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Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders 3. Ray Soc London

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

Wiehle H (1960a) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea (Araneae). XI. Micryphantidae-Zwergspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 47: 1-620

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

Updates
30-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
28-04-2014 Distribution update Old value