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 2020): Norway, Germany, Czechia, Hungary, Romania
 male  female
Distribution List
Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Hungary   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| 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

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

Holm Å (1945) Zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna des Torneträskgebietes. Arkiv Zool 36: 1-80

Loksa I (1969) Pokok I-Araneae I. Fauna Hungariae 97: 2.1-2.133

Miller F, Svaton J (1978) Einige seltene und bisher unbekannte Spinnenarten aus der Slowakei. Annotnes Zool Bot Bratislava 126: 1-19

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1975) Dritter Beitrag zur Spinnenfauna Berlins (Arachnida: Araneae). Sber Ges natur Freunde Berl (N.F.) 15: 39-57

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