Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Tapinopa  Westring, 1851   3 species

Tapinopa longidens  (Wider, 1834)


Male palp with S-like bent, pointed spur on patella. Cymbium with distally bipartite process. Epigyne with narrowed scapus. Prosoma dark brown, male: with long, robust bristles in eye region, anterior median eyes much bigger than remaining eyes. Sternum dark brown, with dark margin. Chelicerae dark brown, short and robust, very long teeth on anterior cheliceral furrow margin. Legs brown, vaguely annulated, short and robust. Opisthosoma grey, dorsally with 3 pairs of white spots and white transverse bands, ventrally unicoloured, almost black.

Body length male: 3.5-5 mm
Body length female: 4.1-5.3 mm
Additional information

frequently on the ground in sunny and dry forest edges

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, China, Japan
 male  female

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