Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Diplocephalus  Bertkau, 1883   39 species

Diplocephalus graecus  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873)

Description
Male

Prosoma dark grey-brown, with a darker area between eyes and fovea, and with darker radiating striae, cephalic lobe low, narrow sulcus behind posterior lateral eye. Chelicerae dark yellow-brown. Sternum dark brown, almost black. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma dark grey with some small lighter spots.

Body length male: 1.5-1.9 mm
Female

Colouration as in males, except palps yellow, suffused with grey, legs pale yellow to yellow-brown.

Body length female: 1.8-2.2 mm
Additional information

Since a few decades, this species shows some spreading tendencies within Europe. Nevertheless, it shall not be listed as alien or invasive because it is native for Europe.

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Madeira, North Africa, Israel
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R (1996) The genera Araeoncus Simon, Delorripis Simon and Diplocephalus Bertkau in northern Africa (Araneae: Linyphiidae: Erigoninae): Studies on North African Linyphiidae VII. Belgian Journal of Zoology 126: 123-151 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

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

Dawson I K, Merrett P, Russell-Smith A (2011) Diplocephalus graecus (O. P.-Cambridge, 1872) from three localities in Britain (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 211-212 pdf

Denis J (1945c) Notes sur les érigonides. X. Remarques sur le genre Entelecara E. Simon avec la description de formes nouvelles du genre Plaesiocraerus E. Simon. Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 80: 203-215 pdf

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

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

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
29-07-2014 Distribution update Detail
11-03-2014 Image insert
15-10-2013 Distribution update Detail
09-04-2013 Distribution update Detail