Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Monocephalus  Smith, 1906   2 species

Monocephalus fuscipes  (Blackwall, 1836)

Description

Embolus convoluted. Prosoma brown to red-brown, male: elevated head region laterally indented in dorsal view. Legs yellowish to light brown. Opisthosoma grey-black.

Body length male: 1.7-2.0 mm
Body length female: 1.8-2.3 mm
Additional information

in moss and litter layer of forests, without preference for certain biotope

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Western, Central Europe, Italy
Phenology
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Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Faroe Islands   (Lissner et al., 2016b) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Ireland   (Lavery, 2019) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Luxembourg   (Hermann, 1998; Kreuels et al., 2019) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| Northern Ireland   (Lavery, 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (Lavery, 2019) |||
References

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

Hermann E (1998) Die Spinnen (Araneae) ausgewählter Halbtrockenrasen im Osten Luxemburgs. Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes Luxembourgeois 99: 189-199 pdf

Kreuels M, Staudt A, Christian S (2019) Die Spinnenfauna von Luxemburg – eine Zusammenstellung der Nachweise aus den Jahren 1906-2018 (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois 121: 203-230 pdf

Lavery A (2019) A revised checklist of the spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Arachnology 18: 196-212 pdf

Lissner J, Jensen J-K, Hansen L J, Simonsen W, Kelduni R, Nissen K (2016b) An updated checklist of spiders (Araneae) of the Faroe Islands. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 63: 197-240 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British spiders. Vol. II. Ray Society, London, 449 pp. pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester, England, 204 pp. pdf

Wiehle H (1960a) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea (Araneae). XI. Micryphantidae-Zwergspinnen. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 47: 1-620 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
18-03-2020 Distribution insert Detail