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 2019): Europe
 male  female

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