Walckenaeria simplex neu für Deutschland (Araneae, Linyphiidae)
Walckenaeria simplex new to Germany (Araneae, Linyphiidae)
The rare money spider Walckenaeria simplex Chyzer, 1894 was found in 2007 near the city of Meißen (Germany) on a rock overlooking the river Elbe. This is the northernmost occurrence of the species. W. simplex is distributed from Central to South Eastern Europe. The species is thermophilous and prefers wooded slopes with a southern exposition.
distribution; faunistics; first record; spider