Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Centromerus  Dahl, 1886   68 species

Centromerus desmeti  Bosmans, 1986


Prosoma, chelicera and legs yellow-orange, sternum greyish, opisthosoma grey.

Outer margin of the chelicera with 3 stout teeth, inner margin with 5 minor teeth.
Stridulation organ with 51 fine rips.

Legs: Femur I with one prolateral and one dorsal spine, F II with one dorsal spine, F III+IV spineless. Tibal spines 2221. Metatarsal spines 1100. Tm I 0.26, no Tm IV.

Body length male: 1.96 mm

see male for colour and legs

Body length female: 1.79 mm
Additional information

In the litter of oak forests, 380-1800m.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Morocco, Algeria, Spain (Balearic Is.), Italy
 male  female
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, 1986) ||| Italy   (Ballarin & Pantini, 2020) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, 1986) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Lissner, 2016a) |||

Ballarin F, Pantini P (2020) Three new species and new records of the genus Centromerus (Araneae, Linyphiidae) from Italy. European Journal of Taxonomy 660: 1-23 pdf

Bosmans R (1986) Études sur les Linyphiidae Nord-Africaines IV. Le genre Centromerus Dahl (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Biologisch Jaarboek Dodonaea 54: 85-103 pdf

Lissner J (2016a) Notes on the Majorcan Centromerus Dahl (Araneae, Linyphiidae) with the description of a new cave species (Balearic Islands, Spain). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 28: 21-24 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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