Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Scotinotylus  Simon, 1884   8 species

Scotinotylus clavatus  (Schenkel, 1927)


Cymbium with broad tubercle. Epigyne with narrow scapus. Prosoma brown-yellow, with tinge of black, radial stripes and margin darker. Male: with hemispherical cephalic lobe, posterior dorsal line uniformly descending. Legs brownish yellow. Opisthosoma grey-black.

Body length male: 1.9 mm
Body length female: 1.9 mm
Additional information

in litter layer of subalpine forests, 1700-2000 m

Frequency: Very rarely found, only found very rarely as yet

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Norway, Sweden, Alps (Switzerland, Austria, Italy)
Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Liechtenstein   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) |||

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World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

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