Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Entelecara  Simon, 1884   17 species

Entelecara congenera  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1879)


Tibial apophysis with tooth on the base of distal process. Epigynal plate distinctly transverse oval, bordered ± semicircularly toward epigynal furrow. Prosoma brown, with dark median spot, eye region and radial stripes. Male: dorsal line rounded, descending posteriorly. Legs yellow-orange. Opisthosoma dark grey to black.

Body length male: 1.7-1.8 mm
Body length female: 2-2.25 mm
Additional information

Mainly on conifers

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Russia (Europe to South Siberia)
 male  female

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