Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Minicia  Thorell, 1875   6 species

Minicia elegans  Simon, 1894


Prosoma orange to yellowish brown, anterior part of cephalic tubercle and foveal region grey, margin dark grey. Prosoma length: 0.60-0.64 mm, prosoma width: 0.52-0.54 mm. Legs yellowish to orange-brown, patellae paler. Opisthosoma greyish white, median and lateral parts with dark grey stripes (the latter sometimes interrupted), posteriorly with 2 transverse stripes.

Body length male: 1.5 mm

Prosoma legth: 0.69-0.78 mm, prosoma width: 0.56-0.64 mm. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 1.6-1.8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Portugal, Algeria
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R (2007) Contribution to the knowledge of the Linyphiidae of the Maghreb. Part XII. Miscellaneous erigonine genera and additional records (Araneae: Linyphiidae: Erigoninae). Bulletin & Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 143: 117-163 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

17-12-2013 Datasheet update Detail
17-12-2013 Image insert