Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Centromerus  Dahl, 1886   68 species

Centromerus albidus  Simon, 1929


Male palp with rounded basal bulbal apophysis. Epigyne hardly visible, reddish, scapus with wing-like extension. Prosoma light yellow. Sternum whitish yellow with vaguely darkened margin. Chelicerae light yellow, small. Legs yellowish-brown. Opisthosoma yellowish grey, very bright.

Body length male: 1-1.5 mm
Body length female: 1-1.5 mm
Additional information

In the leaf litter layer of forests; in caves.

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Luxembourg (Kreuels et al. 2019) has to be confirmed, preliminary not accepted here; also the records from Slovakia, Romania, Greece and Turkey need a confirmation
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Europe, Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Ireland   (Lavery, 2019) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (Lavery, 2019) |||

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