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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 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British spiders. Vol. II. Ray Society, London, 449 pp. pdf

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, England, 204 pp. pdf

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

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 pdf

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