Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Tmeticus  Menge, 1868   2 species

Tmeticus affinis  (Blackwall, 1855)


Male palp with long patella and tibia. Patellar apophysis tooth-shaped. Tibial apophysis with 2 claw-shaped teeth. Embolus short. Prosoma brown to red-brown. Legs yellow-orange to red-orange. Opisthosoma black.

Body length male: 2.5-2.7 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3 mm
Additional information

prefers humid conditions, in open localities. Striking similarity to Donacochara speciosa, compare body length, cheliceral teeth and dorsal bristles of tibia IV

Frequency: Not frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Mongolia, Canada
 male  female

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