Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Peponocranium  Simon, 1884   4 species

Peponocranium ludicrum  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1861)

Tibial apophysis with 2 tips. Paracymbium rounded. Epigyne with median plate, longer than wide. Prosoma yellowish-brown, male: with large cephalic lobe. Legs clay-yellow. Opisthosoma yellowish grey to black-grey. Body length male: 1.3-1.8 mm
Body length female: 1.8-2.3 mm
Additional information
amongst low vegetation in sunny habitats
Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Russia
 male  female

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