Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Theonina  Simon, 1929   4 species

Theonina cornix  (Simon, 1881)


Cymbium with 2 robust processes on base. Embolus thick and bent. Epigyne with scapus, longer than wide. Prosoma dark brown to black. Sternum dark brown. Chelicerae brown, relatively long. Legs yellow-brown, thin and short. Opisthosoma yellow-brown to black.

Body length male: 1.2-1.5 mm
Body length female: 1.5 mm
Additional information

In dry forests and on shrubs

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, North Africa
 male  female

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13-01-2016 Distribution update Old value
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