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

Maro lepidus  Casemir, 1961


Male palp with very broad lamella characteristica, distally with fine, equally large prongs. Epigyne distinctly wider than long. Prosoma yellowish-grey, with fine, darker radial stripes. Sternum yellowish. Chelicerae yellowish. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma grey.

Body length male: 1.4-1.8 mm
Body length female: 1.4-1.8 mm
Additional information

In moss and litter of humid forests

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

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13-05-2014 Distribution update Old value
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