Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Maro  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1906   6 species

Maro lehtineni  Saaristo, 1971


Male palp with simple lamella characteristica, lateral margins without prongs. Epigyne with curved posterior margin. Prosoma light orange to yellow. Sternum yellowish, sometimes stronger coloured than prosoma. Chelicerae yellowish. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma white.

Body length male: 1.1-1.3 mm
Body length female: 1-1.1 mm
Additional information

In short moss of forests.

Frequency: Very rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe (Central and Northern)
 male  female

Fjellberg A (unpubl.)

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Saaristo M I (1971) Revision of the genus Maro O. P. - Cambridge (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Ann Zool Fenn 8: 463-482

Thaler K (1983c) Bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde in Nordtirol (Österreich) und Nachbarländern: Deckennetzspinnen, Linyphiidae (Arachnida: Aranei). Veröff Mus Ferdinandeum Innsbr 63: 135-167

Wiśniewski K, Wesolowska W (2015) Maro lehtineni (Araneae: Linyphiidae) - a spider species new to the fauna of Poland. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 50: 81-84

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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