Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Saaristoa  Millidge, 1978   2 species

Saaristoa firma  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1906)

Description
Cymbium longish, with hump. Paracymbium with hook-shaped process. Epigyne heart-shaped, laterally bordered by brown, sclerotised bars. Prosoma yellowish-brown, with vaguely darker margin. Sternum brown, with a tinge of black. Chelicerae brown, robust. Legs yellowish-brown, robust. Opisthosoma grey to almost black, rarely with vague bright pattern. Body length male: 1.5-2 mm
Body length female: 1.5-2.0 mm
Additional information
in litter layer of humid mountain forests, also in the plain in Northern and Western Europe

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
mainly late summer
Figures
References

Cera I (2018) The checklist of Latvian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Environmental and Experimental Biology 16: 139-152 pdf

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

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British Spiders 2. Ray Soc London

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94 pdf

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester

Wiehle H (1956) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, X. 28: Familie Linyphiidae-Baldachinspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 44: 1-337

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
18-03-2014 Image insert
16-04-2013 Image insert