Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Troxochrota  Kulczynski, 1894   1 species

Troxochrota scabra  Kulczyński, 1894


Colour and chelicerae as in female. Palp: tibia wider than long, dorsally with slightly bent and apically bristle-bearing apophysis. Embolus almost completely or most of it covered by complicated conductor.

Prosoma length: 0.7 mm, prosoma width: 0.6 mm.

Body length male: 1.5 mm

Prosoma dark red-brown to almost black. Sternum of similar colour. Opisthosoma grey. Chelicerae with each 4 teeth on pro- and retromargin. Epigyne: epigynal field transverse, oval, medially at the rim with a small plate, median part usually elevated transversally.

Body length female: 1.7 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Switzerland, Romania, Scandinavia, Estonia, Russia (Europe)

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Morka G H (unpubl.)

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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