Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pelecopsis  Simon, 1864   26 species

Pelecopsis mengei  (Simon, 1884)

Description

Tibial apophysis long, pointed and slightly bent. Epigyne mostly with only vague median plate. Prosoma dark red-brown. Male: with high cephalic lobe and distinct lateral depressions. Opisthosoma grey to black-grey.

Body length male: 1.6-2 mm
Body length female: 1.8-2.2 mm
Additional information

Only in very humid places

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Europe, Russia (European to Far East), Japan
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
females: all the year round, males: early year and autumn
Figures
References

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Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

Roberts M J (1995) Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe. Collins Field Guide Bath

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
12-02-2015 Image insert
03-09-2013 Image insert
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value