Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Hilaira  Simon, 1884   10 species

Hilaira herniosa  (Thorell, 1875)


Male palp with very long, pointed tegular apophysis. Epigyne elongated, reaching beyond epigastric furrow. Prosoma brown, rarely brighter yellowish. Sternum brown, with black tinge. Chelicerae brown, robust. Legs yellow-brown, robust. Opisthosoma brownish dark grey to almost black, rarely with brighter stripes or spots.

Body length male: 2.5-3.3 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3.5 mm
Additional information

in humid moss, in higher mountain areas

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North America, Switzerland, Turkey, Scandinavia, Russia (Europe to Far East), Mongolia, Japan
 male  female
mainly late summer

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