Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Sciastes  Bishop & Crosby, 1938   1 species

Sciastes carli  (Lessert, 1907)


Tibial apophysis long and slender. Prosoma brownish yellow, without modifications, dark margin, median spot and radial stripes, tinged with black like sternum and coxa. Opisthosoma blackish.

Body length male: 2.1 mm
Body length female: 2.5 mm
Additional information

Alpine species of coniferous forests, small bush and grass heathland, 1500-3000 m

Character states from linyphiid key
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Global distribution (WSC 2018): France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria

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