Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Trichoncus  Simon, 1884   21 species

Trichoncus affinis  Kulczyński, 1894

Description
Male

Cymbium with clearly visible bulge on base. Prosoma brown to dark brown, with black-brown margin, median spot and radial stripes. Legs yellow to yellow-brown. Opisthosoma black.

Body length male: 2.2 mm
Female

Epigynal plate more than two times as wide as long. Vulva: receptaculum thick-walled. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 2.4-2.5 mm
Additional information

in dry and warm localities amongst low vegetation

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Norway removed (Løvbrekke, pers. comm.)
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe
Phenology
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Figures
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144

Farlund M (2012) Norwegian Spiders - Norske edderkopper. Online at http://crocea.wordpress.com/norsk-artsliste/

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

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

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

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

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders 3. Ray Soc London

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94 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 (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
18-09-2014 Image insert
18-09-2014 Distribution update Old value
11-09-2014 Image insert
22-07-2014 Image insert
26-02-2014 Distribution update Old value
04-12-2013 Distribution update Old value