Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Bathyphantes  Menge, 1866   13 species

Bathyphantes gracilis  (Blackwall, 1841)

Description

Male palp with distally transversely truncated tegular apophysis. Epigyne strongly protruding, with short scapus, small median depression on anterior margin. Prosoma brown, mostly with darkened margin. Sternum black. Legs light yellow. Opisthosoma dorsally almost always with pattern consisting of dark transverse stripes on bright ground.

Body length male: 1.5-2 mm
Body length female: 1.9-2.5 mm
Additional information

On low plants in humid terrain, in meadows and forests

Frequency: Frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Europe, Northern Africa, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (European to Far East), Kazakhstan, China, Korea, Japan
Phenology
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References

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Updates
16-05-2018 Distribution update Old value
13-01-2016 Distribution update Old value
24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
28-04-2013 Distribution update Old value