Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Agyneta  Hull, 1911   41 species

Agyneta cauta  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1903)

Description
Male

Paracymbium basally without tooth. Prosoma reddish brown, margin darkened. Sternum red-brown. Chelicerae without denticles. Legs brown, tibia and metatarsus darker. Opisthosoma almost black.

Body length male: 2-3 mm
Female

Epigyne with median plate furcated V-like posteriorly (arrow). Note the height of the visible part of the epigynal entrance duct compared to A. decora.

Body length female: 2-3 mm
Additional information

in humid moss, in forest edges and in bogs. Most frequent Agyneta-species

Frequency: Widely distributed

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe
Phenology
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Figures
References

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Hippa H, Oksala I (1985) A review of some holarctic Agyneta Hull s. str. (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 6: 277-288

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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 (1956) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, X. 28: Familie Linyphiidae-Baldachinspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 44: 1-337

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
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