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 2020): Norway (Svalbard), Russia (northern Europe to Far North East)
 male  female
Distribution List
Russia, Northern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Novaya Zemlya   ( no references ) ||| Svalbard   ( no references ) |||

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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

Thaler K (1975b) Über einige Spinnen aus Spitzbergen (Arachnida, Aranei). Mitt schweiz ent Ges 48: 437-442

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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