Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Maro  O. P.-Cambridge, 1906   6 species

Maro minutus  O. P.-Cambridge, 1907

Male palp with distally bipartite lamella characteristica. Prosoma light yellow to whitish grey, eye region suffused with black. Sternum and chelicerae very bright yellowish. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma very bright yellowish or grey. Body length male: 1-1.4 mm
Body length female: 1-1.5 mm
Additional information
in moss and litter layer of humid forests and bogs, up to 2450 m
Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe
 male  female
mainly summer-autumn

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