Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Bolephthyphantes  Strand, 1901   2 species

Bolephthyphantes index  (Thorell, 1856)


Cymbium with hump on base. Paracymbium with broad, robust process on the terminal part. Epigyne with broad process of anterior epigynal plate, posteriorly with 2 lobes. Prosoma yellow-brown, with dark median band and margin. Sternum yellowish grey-brown. Chelicerae light yellow. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma dark grey, dorsally with numerous white spots, sometimes with vague dark pattern.

Body length male: 2.3-3 mm
Body length female: 2.3-3.4 mm
Additional information

on tree roots, in crevices in the mountains

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Greenland, Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan
 male  female

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06-01-2019 Distribution update Old value