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Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Centromerus  Dahl, 1886   64 species

Centromerus cavernarum  (L. Koch, 1872)

Description

Male palp with long and bent basal apophysis. Paracymbium distally with 2-4 denticles. Prosoma yellowish-brown. Sternum light yellow. Chelicerae yellow, relatively small. Legs yellow, robust. Opisthosoma grey, sometimes lighter yellowish.

Body length male: 1.5-1.8 mm
Body length female: 1.3-1.8 mm
Additional information

In thick and humid leaf litter of forests, also in entrance areas of caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Frequency: Not rare

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
mostly in autumn
Figures
References

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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)

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144

Dumitrescu M, Georgescu M (1980) Quelques espèces du genre Centromerus (Araneae, Linyphiidae) trouvées en Roumanie. Trav Inst Spéol Emile Racovitza 19: 103-123

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

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Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British Spiders 2. Ray Soc London

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

Miller F (1958a) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der tschechoslovakischen Spinnenarten aus der Gattung Centromerus Dahl. Acta Soc Entomol Cechoslov 55 (1): 71-91

Naumova M V, Lazarov S, Petrov B, Deltshev C (2016a) New faunistic data on the cave-dwelling spiders in the Balkan Peninsula (Araneae). Ecologia Montenegrina 7: 425-438

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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
12-11-2016 Distribution update Old value
15-07-2014 Image insert
04-12-2013 Distribution update Old value