Dictynidae  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 / Emblyna  Chamberlin, 1948   6 species

Emblyna mitis  (Thorell, 1875)


Cymbium pointed basally. Epigyne with median part diverging anteriorly, with robust bars. Prosoma black-brown, anteriorly with 5 longitudinal stripes consisting of white hairs, posteriorly with black radial pattern. Sternum brown. Chelicerae brown, diverging rhomb-like on the inner side. Legs light brown, with vague dark annulations. Opisthosoma yellowish brown, dorsally with irregular, darker spots, that can be merged to chevrons in posterior part.

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

On low plants, more rarely on trees and bushes.

After Wunderlich (1975) E. mitis is distributed in the Palaearctic and  E. annulipes in the Nearctic region. Thus all European records of annulipes should be counted as mitis.

Frequency: Very rarely found

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Norway, Germany, Czechia, Hungary, Romania
 male  female
Distribution List
Czechia   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Norway   (Aakra et al., 2016) ||| Romania   (no references) |||

Aakra K, Morka G H, Antonson A, Farlund M, Wrånes R E, Frølandshagen R, Løvbrekke H, Furuseth P, Fjellberg A, Lemke M, Pfliegler W P, Andersen S, Olsen K M, Aadland B, Berggren K (2016) Spiders new to Norway (Arachnida, Araneae) with ecological, taxonomical and faunistic comments. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 63: 6-43 pdf

Holm Å (1945) Zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna des Torneträskgebietes. Arkiv för Zoologi 36(A15): 1-80 pdf

Loksa I (1969) Pokok I-Araneae I. Fauna Hungariae 97: 1-133 pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Miller F, Svatoň J (1978) Einige seltene und bisher unbekannte Spinnenarten aus der Slowakei. Annotationes Zoologicae et Botanicae Bratislava 126: 1-19 pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (1975) Dritter Beitrag zur Spinnenfauna Berlins (Arachnida: Araneae). Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin (N.F.) 15: 39-57 pdf

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