Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Aphileta  Hull, 1920   1 species

Aphileta misera  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1882)


Embolus short, clearly visible. Paracymbium ± square, massive. Epigyne is a broad, ± triangular plate with sclerotised posterior margin. Prosoma brown, suffused with black, margin darker. Sternum dark brown to black. Chelicerae brown, with 5 denticles on anterior cheliceral furrow margin, posterior with 4 stout denticles. Legs yellowish-brown. Opisthosoma almost black, with long hairs.

Body length male: 2-2.5 mm
Body length female: 2-2.7 mm
Additional information

in some places frequent in humid sphagnum

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North America, Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East)
 male  female
maxima in early year and autumn

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26-02-2014 Distribution update Old value
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