is easily recognised by its red colour and way of walking, which alternates between slow walks and short runs. This is particularly evident if the spider is gently disturbed. The species is one of only about five Danish spiders with six eyes, the remaining more than 500 species having eight. The eyes of
are pearly indicating this is a nocturnal species.
Female 2 mm; male 1.5 mm.
Characters of genus:
The number of paired spines on Tibia I separates the species with
having five pairs and
having just four.
Simon, 1890 (Dwarf Cell Spiders).
Characters of family:
The members of this family are rather small, about 2 mm in body length. They have only six, relatively large eyes that are virtually contigous and situated on a narrow head, marginally wider than the eyegroup. The species are generally coloured in shades of red, pink and orange.
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Danish Spiders from A to Z