Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mughiphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1999   28 species

Mughiphantes handschini  (Schenkel, 1919)

Male palp with 2 parallel tips on end of lamella. Paracymbium complex, ventrally strongly protruding, transverse branch bar-shaped, terminal branch tongue-shaped. Epigyne with visible part of scapus angular, at least two times wider than long. Prosoma brownish to blackish. Legs yellowish-brown. Opisthosoma blackish with bright pattern. Body length male: 2.5-3 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3 mm
Additional information
under stones in grass heathland and lower nival zone, 1900-2900 m
Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Central Europe

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