Dictynidae  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 / Lathys  Simon, 1884   15 species

Lathys heterophthalma  Kulczyński, 1891


Conductor with ± triangular base, terminal twists compact. Epigyne without median bar. Prosoma light brown, with darker margin and radial stripes. Sternum dark brown. Chelicerae light brown. Legs light brown, with distinct annulations. Opisthosoma greenish brown, dorsally with blackish or red-brown pattern consisting of longitudinal stripes and chevrons.

Body length male: 1.75-2.5 mm
Body length female: 1.75-2.5 mm
Additional information

In sunny places with steppe character and in open pine forests.

Frequency: Very rarely found

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Europe, Russia (Europe to West Siberia)
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Belarus   (Ivanov, 2013) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini et al., 2020b) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Western   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Spain   (Breitling, 2020) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

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