Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Diplocephalus  Bertkau, 1883   39 species

Diplocephalus cristatus  (Blackwall, 1833)


Tibial apophysis with transverse, pointed process. Epigyne with inner margins of epigynal plate ± parallel, not touching each other. Epigynal plates anteriorly not distinctly marked off, very variable. Prosoma brown to dark brown, male: both head processes ± equal. Legs brown to red-brown. Opisthosoma grey-black.

Body length male: 1.7-2.2 mm
Body length female: 1.7-2.5 mm
Additional information

In open plains, in forest edges and in gardens.

Morph cristatus is widely distributed, morph foraminifer only in southern parts of Europe.

Frequency: Very frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan. Introduced to North America, Falkland Is., New Zealand. N.B.: morph foraminifer only in: Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Romania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece
 male  female

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