Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Centromerus  Dahl, 1886   64 species

Centromerus pabulator  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1875)


Male palp with thorn-shaped apophysis underneath paracymbium. Cymbium dorsally with conical hump. Epigyne red-brown, epigynal groove almost completely covered by expanded anterior margin of epigyne, scapus wider than long. Prosoma yellowish-brown to red-brown, margin and radial stripes darker than remaining prosoma. Sternum yellow-brown, tinged with black. Chelicerae light brown to red-brown. Legs brown, often tinged with black. Opisthosoma grey to almost black, sometimes with brighter longitudinal stripe ventrally.

Body length male: 2.5-4 mm
Body length female: 2.5-4 mm
Additional information

In moss of forests, mostly coniferous forests, from the plain up to > 2500 m, seems to prefer low mountain range

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe
 male  female
also in summer in the mountains

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