Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mecopisthes  Simon, 1926   11 species

Mecopisthes latinus  Millidge, 1978

Epigyne with small circular opening. Prosoma orange, darker stripes. Male: eye region strongly bulged. Sternum orange, with dark margin. Legs light orange, to yellow-orange. Opisthosoma grey with 4 reddish spots, dorsally covered with orange-brown scutum. Body length male: 1.36 mm
Body length female: 1.45 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Switzerland, Italy

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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