Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Midia  Saaristo & Wunderlich, 1995   1 species

Midia midas  (Simon, 1884)


Male palp with large distal claw. Paracymbium with serrated posterior margin. Epigyne with tongue-shaped scapus. Prosoma yellow-brown. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma grey with pale spots.

Body length male: 2.3-2.8 mm
Body length female: 2.5-4.8 mm
Additional information

Lives on trees, occasionally also found in birds' nests.

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Europe
 male  female
Distribution List
Czechia   (no references) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

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Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester, England, 204 pp. pdf

Růžička V, Bohác J, Macek J (1991) Invertebrate animals from hollow trees in the Trebon basin. Sborník Jihočeského Muzea v Českých Budějovicích Přírodní Vědy 31: 33-46 pdf

Saaristo M I, Wunderlich J (1995) Midia - a new genus for Lepthyphantes midas Simon 1884 (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Beiträge zur Araneologie 4: 311-314 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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