Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Karita  Tanasevitch, 2007   1 species

Karita paludosa  (Duffey, 1971)


Tibial apophysis bipartite, tooth-shaped. Epigyne with only slightly curved posterior margin. Prosoma yellowish-brown, with dark radial stripes and margin. Legs yellowish-brown. Opisthosoma grey.

Body length male: 1.4 mm
Body length female: 1.6 mm
Additional information

Prefers humid conditions, in moss and fallen leaves

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Norway: Harald Løvbrekke (2017) pers. comm.
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Ireland, Britain, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Scandinavia, Russia (West Siberia)

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

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders 3. Ray Soc London

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

Rozwałka R (2012a) First record of Karita paludosa (Duffey, 1971) (Araneae: Linyphiidae) in Poland. Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego, Acta Biologica 19: 71-75

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

13-12-2017 Image insert
13-12-2017 Distribution update Old value
24-01-2017 Distribution update Old value