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Nigma walckenaeri

Wikipedia Abstract

Nigma walckenaeri is a green, cribellate spider up to 5 millimetres long, the biggest of the family Dictynidae. While most of the body is a bit yellowish, the abdomen is a shining green, which makes it rather distinct and hard to confuse with other species. The green color makes it almost invisible. Males have an elevated head region. From August to October these spiders can be found in gardens or on walls - often on big leaves such as lilac or feral grapevine.
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Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Musca autumnalis (face fly)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aculepeira ceropegia (oak spider)1
Alopecosa pulverulenta1
Araniella cucurbitina (Green Orb Weaver)1
Cryphoeca silvicola1
Cyclosa oculata1
Frontinellina frutetorum1
Linyphia hortensis1
Mangora acalypha1
Neriene emphana1
Pardosa hortensis1
Pardosa lugubris1
Philodromus aureolus1
Pityohyphantes phrygianus1
Tapinopa longidens1
Titanoeca quadriguttata1
Xysticus ulmi1

Distribution

Palearctic;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Platnick N.I., , SpidCat via ITIS: The World Spider Catalog in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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