Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pelecopsis  Simon, 1864   26 species

Pelecopsis inedita  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1875)


Tibial apophysis long, straight, pointed. Embolus semi-circular. Epigyne without distinct structures. Spermathecae visible through integument. Prosoma dark brown, punctured; Striae, fovea and margin black. Sternum dark brown. Legs yellowish orange. Opisthosoma grey, with scutum covering 3/5 of opisthosoma

Body length male: 1.48-2 mm
Body length female: 1.46-2.5 mm
Additional information

Mainly in open habitats.

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Canary Is., Mediterranean
 male  female

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