Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Dicymbium  Menge, 1868   4 species

Dicymbium nigrum brevisetosum  Locket, 1962


Tibial apophysis hook-shaped, bent outwardly. Prosoma dark brown, with blackish radial stripes, slightly elevated head region. Legs yellow-brown to red-brown. Tibia I with short hairs. Opisthosoma grey-black.

Body length male: 1.8-2.5 mm
Body length female: 2.0-2.7 mm
Additional information

Mostly in forest edges and meadows

Frequency: Frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Germany: nigrum s.str. confirmed only in the westernmost parts (Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate), nigrum brevisetosum in the entire country
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe
 male  female

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24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
15-04-2014 Image insert