Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Hylyphantes  Simon, 1884   2 species

Hylyphantes graminicola  (Sundevall, 1830)


Male palp with backwardly bent patellar apophysis. Embolus spiral, overtopping cymbium. Epigyne without scapus. Prosoma yellow-brown, with black tinge. Legs yellow-brown to olive. Femur reddish. Opisthosoma grey-black.

Body length male: 2.25-3 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3.5 mm
Additional information

In low vegetation, frequently near water, preferring humid conditions

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
 male  female

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20-06-2016 Image insert