Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Micrargus  Dahl, 1886   10 species

Micrargus herbigradus  (Blackwall, 1854)

Description

Embolus with weakly developed tooth on base, membranous surrounding part robust. Prosoma dark brown. Opisthosoma grey to dark grey.

Body length male: 1.8-2.2 mm
Body length female: 1.8-2.5 mm
Additional information

In moss and litter of forests

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Frequency: Very frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia to Kazakhstan, China, Japan
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
locally also winter
Figures
References

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Updates
05-04-2018 Image insert
24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
22-08-2014 Image insert
22-07-2014 Image insert
04-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
24-09-2013 Distribution update Old value