Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Carorita  Duffey & Merrett, 1963   1 species

Carorita limnaea  (Crosby & Bishop, 1927)


Tibial apophysis blunt. Epigyne with almost semicircularly protruding posterior margin. Prosoma light brown, median spot, margin and radial stripes darker. Legs yellow-brown, metatarsus and tarsus darker. Opisthosoma black-brown.

Body length male: 1.2-1.3 mm
Body length female: 1.3-1.5 mm
Additional information

near water

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North America, Western, Central and Northern Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), China
 male  female

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20-11-2014 Image insert
26-02-2014 Distribution update Old value