Resources:
Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Palliduphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevtich, 2001   44 species

Palliduphantes melitensis  (Bosmans, 1994)

Description
Male

Prosoma yellowish orange, fovea and margins greyish. Prosoma length: 0.86-1.0 mm. Chelicerae: promargin with 3 teeth. Legs yellowish orange. Opisthosoma dark grey.

Body length male: 1.8-2.0 mm
Female

Prosoma length: 1.00-1.02 mm. Colouration as in males, sometimes with 3 paler V-shaped spots on dorsum of opisthosoma.

Body length female: 2.3-2.5 mm
Additional information

Under stones in dry habitats.

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Malta
Phenology
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Figures
References

Bosmans R, Dandria D (1994) Some new records of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from the Maltese Islands (central Mediterranean). Animalia 20: 23-26

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

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

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
04-09-2015 Image insert