Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Entelecara  Simon, 1884   17 species

Entelecara media  Kulczyński, 1887


Tibial apophysis with 2 parallel, closely arranged processes, ending pointed, distal process with 2 tips. Epigyne with median grooved, sclerotised arcs of epigynal plate, they encircling a bright field divided by further sclerotised ridges. Prosoma dark brown, median spot and radial stripes black-brown. Male: dorsal line descending step-like toward posterior end. Opisthosoma black-grey.

Body length male: 1.7-2 mm
Body length female: 1.6-2.1 mm
  No data
Distribution comment: The record from Ireland (van Helsingen 1996) is counted as E. errata, as there is no verified record of E. media from the British Isles.
Global distribution (WSC 2020): North America, Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan
Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( Blagoev et al., 2018; ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Iceland   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Liechtenstein   ( no references ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Slovenia   ( Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015; ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019; ) |||

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Holm Å (1980) Spiders (Araneae) from the Faroes. Bull Br arachnol Soc 5: 108-114

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders 3. Ray Soc London

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) 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

Polchaninova N Y, Prokopenko E V (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arthropoda Selecta (Suppl.) 2: 1-268 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Řezáč M, Kůrka A, Růžička V, Heneberg P (2015) Red List of Czech spiders: 3rd edition, adjusted according to evidence-based national conservation priorities. Biologia 70: 645-666 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

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