Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mecynargus  Kulczyński, 1894   11 species

Mecynargus morulus  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1873)

Description

Tibial apophysis with 2 pointed, pliers-like processes. Prosoma yellow-brown to dark brown, vague radial stripes and margin darker. Male: ± uniformly descending toward posterior end. Legs yellow-brown, tinged with black. Opisthosoma black.

Body length male: 1.7 mm
Body length female: 1.7-2.0 mm
Additional information

In higher mountainous regions, missing in the lowland

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Greenland, Europe
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| Faroe Islands   (Lissner et al., 2016b) ||| Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Iceland   (Agnarsson, 1996) ||| Ireland   (Cawley, 2001; Lavery, 2019) ||| Northern Ireland   (Lavery, 2019) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (Nekhaeva, 2020) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| Ukraine   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (Lavery, 2019) |||
References

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Agnarsson I (1996) Íslenskar köngulær Fjölrit Náttúrufræðistofnunar 31: 1-175 pdf

Cawley M (2001) Distribution records for uncommon spiders (Araneae) including five species new to Ireland. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 25: 135-143 pdf

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

Hirna A, Gnelitsa V, Zhukovets E (2016) A checklist of the spiders (Araneae) of the Chornohora Mountain massif (Ukrainian Carpathians). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 51: 16-38 pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at http://biolcoll.utu.fi/arach/checklist_of_spiders_in_Finland.htm pdf

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

Lavery A (2019) A revised checklist of the spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Arachnology 18: 196-212 pdf

Lissner J, Jensen J-K, Hansen L J, Simonsen W, Kelduni R, Nissen K (2016b) An updated checklist of spiders (Araneae) of the Faroe Islands. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 63: 197-240 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British spiders. Vol. II. Ray Society, London, 449 pp. pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Nekhaeva A A (2020) On the spider fauna (Arachnida: Aranei) of the Kanin Peninsula and Kolguev Island, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 29: 387-398 pdf

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester, England, 204 pp. pdf

Thaler K (1980a) Über wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus den Alpen - VI (Arachnida: Aranei, Erigonidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 87: 579-603 pdf

Wiehle H (1965a) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der deutschen Spinnenfauna IV. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 41: 11-57 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
02-10-2020 Distribution update Detail
19-07-2020 Distribution update Detail
04-03-2016 Distribution update Detail