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Money Spider

Linyphia triangularis


Unfortunately, I couln not get a shot of the dorsal part of the body. Also called European sheet-web spider. is one of the larger Linyphiiden. Both sexes are about equal in length, body length is about 5-7 mm. Basic color of the front body (prosoma) of the female is a light beige brown. The prosoma is broadly edged black and brown. It bears a black middle band, which is divided roughly in the Prosomamitte forward and ends before the eyes. This drawing looks like a tuning fork. The rear body (opisthosoma) contributes to a broad base yellowish white, brown, and usually dark-rimmed narrow strip that is repeatedly constricted. The underside is dark. The legs are plain beige brown. Males, as with most spiders have a much narrower rear body than the females. The ground color is more brown. They have also greatly extended chelicerae.


Linyphia triangularis is a species of spider from the family of dwarf and canopy spiders (Linyphiidae). Linyphia triangularis is one of the most common and dwarf canopy spiders in Central Europe


Also found in the botanical garden of our department.

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Leuven, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Sep 25, 2011
Submitted on Oct 30, 2011

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