Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Maro  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1907   6 species

Maro lepidus  Casemir, 1961

Description

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
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Europe
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| Estonia   (no references) ||| Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||
References

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Fjellberg A (unpubl.)

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at http://biolcoll.utu.fi/arach/checklist_of_spiders_in_Finland.htm pdf

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Miller F (1966) Einige neue oder unvollkommen bekannte Zwergspinnen (Micryphantidae) aus der Tschechoslowakei (Araneidea). Acta entomologica Bohemoslovaca 63: 149-164 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester, England, 204 pp. pdf

Saaristo M I (1971) Revision of the genus Maro O. P.-Cambridge (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Annales Zoologici Fennici 8: 463-482 pdf

Wiehle H (1965a) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der deutschen Spinnenfauna IV. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 41: 11-57 pdf

Wiśniewski K, Wesołowska W (2012) Maro lepidus Casemir, 1961, a newly recorded spider species (Araneae, Linyphiidae) for Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica 55: 155-160 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
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