Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Incestophantes  Tanasevitch, 1992   10 species

Incestophantes crucifer  (Menge, 1866)


Paracymbium with small, pointed process on terminal part. Epigyne transverse oval with narrow median part. Process of anterior epigynal plate narrow, triangular, transversely truncated posteriorly. Prosoma light yellow, with black-brown margin and median stripe. Sternum brown, with darker margin. Chelicerae yellowish, female: anterior cheliceral furrow margin with 3, posterior margin with 5 denticles. Male: anterior and posterior cheliceral furrow margin with 2 denticles.. Legs light yellow, annulated with black-brown. Opisthosoma dorsally with white spots and dark pattern (transverse stripes), ventrally brownish with white spots.

Body length male: 2.2-2.7 mm
Body length female: 2.2-2.7 mm
Additional information

in dry heathland and open pine forests

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Russia (Europe to West Siberia)
 male  female

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09-04-2013 Distribution update Old value