Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Obscuriphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevtich, 2000   4 species

Obscuriphantes obscurus  (Blackwall, 1841)

Description
Male palp with long lamella. Cymbium with dorsal hump. Epigyne very broad. Prosoma dark brown to blackish, with slender, dark margin. Sternum black. Legs bright yellow-brown. Metatarsus I trichobothrium position: 0.83-0.86. Opisthosoma dark yellow-brown, anteriorly with large, black dorsal spot, 3-4 pairs of spots posteriorly, sometimes completely black in male. Body length male: 1.8-2.4 mm
Body length female: 2.3-3 mm
Additional information
mostly on conifers in low mountain range

Frequency: frequent in some places

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia, China
Phenology
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References

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