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Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Tmeticus  Menge, 1868   3 species

Tmeticus affinis  (Blackwall, 1855)

Description

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
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Mongolia, Canada
Phenology
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Distribution List
Belgium   ( no references ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Denmark   ( no references ) ||| Estonia   ( no references ) ||| Finland   ( Koponen et al., 2016; ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Ireland   ( no references ) ||| Latvia   ( Cera, 2018; ) ||| Lithuania   ( no references ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Central   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Northern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Western   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||
References

Cera I (2018) The checklist of Latvian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Environmental and Experimental Biology 16: 139-152 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at http://biolcoll.utu.fi/arach/checklist_of_spiders_in_Finland.htm

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British Spiders 2. Ray Soc London

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Marusik Y M, Koponen S (2010) A review of the Holarctic genus Tmeticus Menge, 1868 (Araneae, Linyphiidae), with a description of a new genus ZooKeys 59: 15–37 pdf

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester

Wiehle H (1960a) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea (Araneae). XI. Micryphantidae-Zwergspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 47: 1-620

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

Updates
15-12-2017 Image insert