Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Moebelia  Dahl, 1886   2 species

Moebelia penicillata  (Westring, 1851)

Description

Tibial apophysis with strikingly strong bristles. Epigyne with distinctly quadrangular epigynal plate, with median bright area. Prosoma yellow-brown, eye region, margin, median spot and radial stripes darker. Male: dorsal line elevated, almost reaches height of elevated head region. Legs yellow-red to orange-brown. Opisthosoma grey-black.

Body length male: 1.5-1.6 mm
Body length female: 1.6-1.7 mm
Additional information

On tree trunks

Frequency: Frequent

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Caucasus
Phenology
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Figures
References

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

Updates
22-02-2017 Distribution update Old value
28-12-2016 Datasheet update Old value
28-12-2016 Distribution update Old value
02-02-2016 Image insert
21-10-2015 Distribution update Old value
24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value