Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Frontinellina  van Helsdingen, 1969   1 species

Frontinellina frutetorum  (C. L. Koch, 1835)


Prosoma red-brown. Sternum dark brown to black. Legs reddish yellow, joints darkly annulated. Opisthosoma black, dorsally and laterally with white or yellow stripes. Female: bulged, appearing ± square in lateral view.

Body length male: 5-6 mm
Body length female: 5.5-6 mm
Additional information

on bushes and trees in open localities, web with two sheets, spider underneath lower sheet

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Sweden doubtful, therefore removed.
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Kazakhstan, Central Asia
 male  female

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