Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Erigonoplus  Simon, 1884   17 species

Erigonoplus castellanus  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1875)


Tibia I-II with 2 spines, III-IV with 1 spine; TmI at 0.4-0.45. Prosoma yellow-brown, thoracic part suffused with blackish-brown, with a very large lobe. Legs dull orange. Opisthosoma black, coriaceous, bearing moderatly long stout curved bristles.

Body length male: 1.8 mm

Prosoma length: 0.73 mm, prosoma width: 0.57 mm.

Body length female: 1.8-1.9 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Portugal, Spain
 male  female
Distribution List
Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Cardoso P, Crespo L C (2010) A review of the linyphiid spiders of Portugal, with the description of six new species (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Zootaxa 2473: 1-67 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Millidge A F (1975b) A taxonomic revision of the genus Erigonoplus Simon 1884 (Araneae: Linyphiidae: Erigoninae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 3: 95-100 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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