Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mughiphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1999   28 species

Mughiphantes sobrius  (Thorell, 1871)


With conspicuous design. Palp: tibia as long as wide, retrolaterally protruding hump-like. Cymbium with retrolateral lobe, proximally with low transversal bulge. Transversal branch of paracymbium with characteristical teeth, terminal branch with large side wing. Complicated Terminal apophysis. Embolus distally widened, with sickle-shaped dorsal extension.

Body length male: 2.8-2.9 mm

With conspicuous design. Epigyne: corpus elevated, median plate low and depressed. Scape emerging from anterior border of corpus, proximal part of corpus with concave lateral borders, distal part short and voluminous, with long stretcher.

Body length female: 2.5-2.9 mm
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Distribution comment: Novaya Zemlya, Svalbard
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Norway (Svalbard), Russia (northern Europe to Far North East)
 male  female
Distribution List
Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Russia, Novaya Zemlya   (Tanasevitch, 2017b) ||| Svalbard   (Holm, 1958b) |||

Holm Å (1958b) The spiders of the Isfjord region of Spitsbergen. Zoologiska Bidrag från Uppsala 33: 29-67 pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Marusik Y M, Koponen S, Makarova O L (2016a) A survey of spiders (Araneae) collected on the arctic island of Dolgiy (69°12′N), Barents Sea. Arachnology 17: 10-24 pdf

Tanasevitch A V (2017b) Spiders (Aranei) of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago and the Vaygach Island, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 26: 145-153 pdf

Thaler K (1975b) Über einige Spinnen aus Spitzbergen (Arachnida, Aranei). Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 48: 437-442 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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