Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Peponocranium  Simon, 1884   4 species

Peponocranium orbiculatum  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1882)

Description

Cymbium with keel. Tibial apophysis long and pointed. Epigyne with median plate, wider than long. Prosoma yellowish, with dark margin. Male: with large globular cephalic lobe. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma whitish.

Body length male: 1.3-1.4 mm
Body length female: 1.6 mm
Additional information

in moss and low vegetation in open localities, probably thermophilic

Frequency: Very rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Europe, Georgia
Phenology
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Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| Estonia   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||
References

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

Wiehle H (1960a) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea (Araneae). XI. Micryphantidae-Zwergspinnen. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 47: 1-620 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf