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 2021): Ireland, Britain, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Scandinavia, Russia (West Siberia)
Distribution List
Belgium   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Ireland   (no references) ||| Norway   (Løvbrekke, unpubl.) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

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

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

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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