Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Erigone  Audouin, 1826   29 species

Erigone svenssoni  Holm, 1975


Tibia of male palpal with strongly projecting apophysis. Epigyne with transverse folds on entire length. Prosoma dark red-brown, black patterned. Sternum black. Legs light reddish brown. Opisthosoma dark grey.

Body length male: 3.1 mm
Body length female: 2.45-3.35 mm
Additional information

In fens

The species is found in the wettest parts of bogs and fens, usually in areas of exposed mud and detritus without vegetation cover where it spins its web over small depressions in the mud surface. May easily be overlooked.

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Scandinavia, Russia (Europe to West Siberia)
Distribution List
Norway   (Aakra et al., 2016) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) |||

Aakra K, Morka G H, Antonson A, Farlund M, Wrånes R E, Frølandshagen R, Løvbrekke H, Furuseth P, Fjellberg A, Lemke M, Pfliegler W P, Andersen S, Olsen K M, Aadland B, Berggren K (2016) Spiders new to Norway (Arachnida, Araneae) with ecological, taxonomical and faunistic comments. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 63: 6-43 pdf

Holm Å (1975) A new species of the genus Erigone Sav. & Aud. (Araneae: Erigonidae) from Swedish Lapland. Entomologisk Tidskrift 96: 17-23 pdf

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Tanasevitch A V (2021) On the Peruvian Erigone palustris Millidge, 1991, with notes on the psychrophila-species group (Arachnida: Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 128: 375-379 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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