Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Erigone  Audouin, 1826   30 species

Erigone welchi  Jackson, 1911


Prosoma and sternum dark reddish-brown. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma pale brown. Palp: Femur with series of 3-4 very long teeth, each with one hair. Distinct patellar and tibial apophyses. Prosoma length: 1.5 mm.

Body length male: 2-2.5 mm

Prosoma and sternum dark reddish-brown. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma pale brown. Epigyne variable. Posterior border forms a characteristically shaped ridge.

Body length female: 2-2.5 mm
Additional information

Mainly in damp habitats

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Ireland, Britain, France, Scandinavia, Estonia, Latvia
 male  female
Distribution List
Estonia   (no references) ||| Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| France   (no references) ||| Ireland   (no references) ||| Latvia   (Cera, 2018) ||| Moldova   (no references) ||| Norway   (Farlund, 2019) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

Cera I (2018) The checklist of Latvian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Environmental and Experimental Biology 16: 139-152 pdf

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Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at pdf

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

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British spiders. Vol. II. Ray Society, London, 449 pp. pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester, England, 204 pp. pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

03-02-2019 Distribution update Detail
22-05-2018 Image insert
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail
26-02-2014 Distribution update Detail