Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Porrhomma  Simon, 1884   16 species

Porrhomma cambridgei  Merrett, 1994

Body length male: 1.4-1.6 mm

Prosoma, legs and sternum pale yellow-brown. Prosoma length: 0.68-0.80 mm. Opisthosoma greyish white to yellow-brown suffused with grey.

Body length female: 1.6-2.1 mm
Additional information

In crevices in the soil in grasslands and arable land.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Britain, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Czechia, Switzerland, Italy
Distribution List
Belgium   (Van Keer et al., 2016) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| France  Removed (Danflous et al., 2020b) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

Danflous S, Déjean S, Guerbaa K, Jacquet C, Lecigne S, Montagne D, Montardi Y, Villepoux O (2020b) De araneis Galliae IV. Actualisation du référentiel des araignées de France – première note. Espèces absentes de France ou mises en nomen dubium. Bulletin de l'Association Française d'Arachnologie 5: 10-32 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

Merrett P (1994) Porrhomma cambridgei, replacement name for Porrhomma oblongum (O. P.-Cambridge, 1871), revalidated and redescribed from southern England (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 9: 318-320 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pickard-Cambridge F O (1894) New genera and species of British spiders. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6) 13: 87-111 pdf

Růžička V (2018) A review of the spider genus Porrhomma (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Zootaxa 4481: 1-75 pdf

Van Keer J, Lambrechts J, Jacobs M, Kekenbosch R (2016) Porrhomma cambridgei Merrett, 1994 (Araneae, Linyphiidae), a species new to the Belgian spider fauna. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 31: 25-29 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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