Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Helophora  Menge, 1866   1 species

Helophora insignis  (Blackwall, 1841)

Description
Male palp with strikingly long lamella. Tibia with short bitubercular cone. Epigyne elongated toward posterior end, lying close to opisthosoma. Prosoma yellow to orange-brown, with dark margin. Sternum yellow, blackish tinged with dark margin. Chelicerae yellow, robust. Legs yellow, long and thin. Opisthosoma light grey with dark pattern, dorsally with several transverse stripes in posterior half, ventrally with 2 longitudinal stripes. Body length male: 3.5-5 mm
Body length female: 3.5-5 mm
Additional information
on low vegetation in humid forests, preferring low mountain range
Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Europe, Caucasus, Russia (European to Far East), China
Phenology
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Figures
References

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World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
15-01-2015 Image insert
05-11-2013 Image insert