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 2024): Portugal, Algeria
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Algeria   (Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

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 (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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