Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Nusoncus  Wunderlich, 2008   1 species

Nusoncus nasutus  (Schenkel, 1925)

Description
Male

Terminal apophysis of male palp with several spikes. Embolus hook-shaped. Epigyne posteriorly with 2 cone-like protruding lobes. Prosoma brown, margin and weak radial stripes darker. Males: with nose-like protruding clypeus. Legs red-brown. Opisthosoma dark grey-black.

Body length male: 1.8-1.9 mm
Female

Clypeus with small nose-like protruding

Body length female: 1.8-2.1 mm
Additional information

On tree trunks in damp forests of the low mountain range, also on twigs of conifers as well as in the herbaceous layer. Spins occasionally aggregative webs of several dozen meters size, with densities of up to 100‘000 individuals per square meter, thus large webs can harbour several million individuals.

Frequency: sometimes mass occurrence (Komposch & Natmessnig 2001)

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
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)

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Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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Schenkel E (1925) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der schweizerschen Spinnenfauna. Rev Suisse Zool 32: 253-318

Starega W (1972) Nowe dla fauny Polski i rzadsze gatunki pajakow (Aranei), z opisem Lepthyphantes milleri sp. n.. Polska Akademia Nauk 18: 55-98

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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
22-10-2018 Datasheet update Old value
04-02-2018 Image insert
18-01-2018 Image insert
30-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
28-04-2013 Distribution update Old value
09-04-2013 Distribution update Old value