Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pseudomaro  Denis, 1966   1 species

Pseudomaro aenigmaticus  Denis, 1966


Epigyne with broad scapus. Body colour pale. Prosoma yellowish-white, eyes reduced. Legs yellowish, bright.

Body length female: 1.5-1.7 mm
Additional information

males unknown. Living in crevices and caves, also in calcareous grassland and in a vineyard fallow, city parks and gardens (living in deep ground layers?)

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe

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