Dictynidae  O. P.-Cambridge, 1871 / Nigma  Lehtinen, 1967   7 species

Nigma flavescens  (Walckenaer, 1830)


Tibial apophysis small and rounded. Prosoma red-brown, with broad, bright margin. Sternum female: yellow-brown. Male: red-brown. Chelicerae female: yellow-brown. Male: red-brown, with bulge forming a hump. Legs light yellow, female light yellow. Male: reddish brown. Opisthosoma unicoloured whitish grey and veined grey.

Body length male: 2.5 mm
Body length female: 3.3-4 mm
Additional information

On leaves of trees

Frequency: Not frequent

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Caucasus, Iran
 male  female

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