Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Dicymbium  Menge, 1868   4 species

Dicymbium nigrum  (Blackwall, 1834)


Tibial apophysis hook-shaped, bent outwardly. Prosoma dark brown, with blackish radial stripes, slightly elevated head region. Legs yellow-brown to red-brown.

Body length male: 1.8-2.4 mm
Body length female: 1.9-2.5 mm
Additional information

mostly in forest edges and in meadows

Frequency: Frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Germany: nigrum s.str. confirmed only in the westernmost parts (Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate), nigrum brevisetosum in the entire country
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, China
 male  female

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