Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mughiphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1999   28 species

Mughiphantes whymperi  (F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1894)


Paracymbium with small tooth in angle between transverse and terminal branch. Terminal branch with large lateral lobe. Prosoma yellowish-brown. Legs yellowish-brown. Metatarsus with lateral bristles. Opisthosoma blackish grey.

Body length male: 2.5-3.2 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3.2 mm
Additional information

in the mountains

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Ireland, Britain, Scandinavia, Russia (Europe, South Siberia)
Distribution List
Faroe Islands   ( Lissner et al., 2016b; ) ||| Finland   ( Koponen et al., 2016; ) ||| Ireland   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Northern   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

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

Lissner J, Jensen J-K, Hansen L J, Simonsen W, Kelduni R, Nissen K (2016b) An updated checklist of spiders (Araneae) of the Faroe Islands. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 63: 197-240 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British Spiders 2. Ray Soc London

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

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

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