Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Oreoneta  Chyzer & Kulczynski 1894   8 species

Oreoneta frigida  (Thorell, 1872)

Male palp with 3 tegular apophyses. Tibial apophysis long. Epigyne arc-like posteriorly, epigynal plate wider than long. Prosoma orange-brown, male: slightly elevated posterior to eye region. Sternum orange-brown, mostly suffused with black. Chelicerae brown, robust. Legs orange-brown, robust. Opisthosoma dark grey-black. Body length male: 3.25-4.25 mm
Body length female: 3.4-4.7 mm
Additional information
in humid moss of higher mountain region, around 1000 m

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Greenland to Norway
 male  female

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