Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Kratochviliella  Miller, 1938   1 species

Kratochviliella bicapitata  Miller, 1938


Tibial apophysis long, bent apically. Epigyne with broad oval median plate, clearly marked off. Prosoma dark brown, male: with cephalic lobe, strongly pronounced and bent backward. Legs orange. Opisthosoma shiny black.

Body length male: 1.0 mm
Body length female: 1.0 mm
Additional information

Mainly found on bark

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

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