Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Minyriolus  Simon, 1884   3 species

Minyriolus medusa  (Simon, 1881)

Description

Tibial apophysis with 2 unequally long pointed processes, one of them bent. Epigyne slender, pointed triangular. Prosoma brownish yellow, with vague pattern, cephalic lobe pointed, bipartite. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma blackish, female: without scutum, male: with dorsal scutum.

Body length male: 1.3-1.4 mm
Body length female: 1.3-1.4 mm
Additional information

in the ground layer of xerothermic rocky heathland

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): France, Italy, Austria, Croatia
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Austria   (Thaler, 1972a) ||| Croatia   (Milosevic, 2002) ||| France   (Déjean, 2022) ||| France / Corsica   (Déjean, 2022) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Caria et al., 2021) |||
References

Caria M, Pantini P, Alamanni F, Ancona C, Cillo D, Bazzato E (2021) New records and interesting data for the Sardinian spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae). Fragmenta Entomologica 53: 321-331 pdf

Déjean S (2022) De araneis Galliae IV, actualisation du référentiel des araignées de France - quatrième note. Cnephalocotes tristis Denis, 1954, synonyme junior de Minyriolus medusa (Simon, 1881). Bulletin de l'Association Française d'Arachnologie 6: 39-47 pdf

Denis J (1954c) Araignées des environs d'Espingo (Haute-Garonne). Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 89: 137-156 pdf

Holm Å (1979) A taxonomic study of European and East African species of the genera Pelecopsis and Trichopterna (Araneae, Linyphiidae), with descriptions of a new genus and two new species of Pelecopsis from Kenya. Zoologica Scripta 8: 255-278 pdf

Lissner J (2016c) A small study of the Corsican spider and pseudoscorpion fauna (Araneae, Pseudoscorpiones). Nieuwsbrief SPINED 36: 5-15 pdf

Milosevic B (2002) Aranea – Popis vrsta – Checklist. Hrvatsko entomološko društvo – Inventar entomofaune Hrvatske [Aranea – List of species – Checklist. Croatian Entomological Society – Inventory of Croatian entomofauna]. 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

Pesarini C (unpubl.)

Thaler K (1972a) Über einige wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus den Alpen, II (Arachn., Araneae, Erigonidae). Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 59: 29-50 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
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28-12-2016 Datasheet update Detail
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