Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Saaristoa  Millidge, 1978   2 species

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

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
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe
 male  female
mainly late summer

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