Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Minicia  Thorell, 1875   6 species

Minicia marginella  (Wider, 1834)


Cymbium with hook-like bent apophysis. Prosoma yellow-brown, male: spherically elevated in eye region. Opisthosoma light yellow-white, dorsally with dark median stripe, laterally with irregular longitudinal spot.

Body length male: 1.5-1.6 mm
Body length female: 1.6 mm
Additional information


Frequency: Rarely found

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

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