Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Aphileta  Hull, 1920   1 species

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

Description

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
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Europe, Russia (Sibiria to Far East)
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
maxima in early year and autumn
Figures
References

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Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British Spiders 2. Ray Soc London

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94 pdf

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

Wiehle H (1956) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, X. 28: Familie Linyphiidae-Baldachinspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 44: 1-337

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
12-02-2015 Image insert
26-02-2014 Distribution update Old value
25-02-2014 Image insert