Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Monocephalus  Smith, 1906   2 species

Monocephalus castaneipes  (Simon, 1884)

Description

Embolus straight. Lateral margins of elevated head region of male prosoma parallel in dorsal view. Prosoma brown to red-brown. Legs yellowish to light brown. Opisthosoma grey-black.

Body length male: 1.8-2 mm
Body length female: 1.7-2.3 mm
Additional information

In humid moss and litter of forests, mainly in high mountains, more rarely in low mountain range and the plain

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Western, Northern, Central Europe, Italy
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Ireland   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Luxembourg   (Kreuels et al., 2019) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| Northern Ireland   (no references) ||| Norway   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Sweden   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||
References

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae).
[N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

IJland S, Miller J, Sluijs Y J van, Helsdingen P J van (2011) Enkele spinnen uit Zuid-Limburg, met Monocephalus castaneipes (Araneae, Linyphiidae) nieuw voor Nederland. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 31: 19-22 pdf

Kreuels M, Staudt A, Christian S (2019) Die Spinnenfauna von Luxemburg – eine Zusammenstellung der Nachweise aus den Jahren 1906-2018 (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois 121: 203-230 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British spiders. Vol. II. Ray Society, London, 449 pp. pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester, England, 204 pp. pdf

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

Updates
12-05-2020 Distribution insert Detail
13-05-2014 Distribution update Detail
29-04-2014 Image insert
28-05-2013 Image insert