Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Ceraticelus  Simon, 1884   1 species

Ceraticelus bulbosus  (Emerton, 1882)


Tibial apophysis widely protruding, deeply bifurcated. Epigyne strongly sclerotised. Prosoma red-brown, male: with conspicuous protuberances. Legs light brown. Opisthosoma light brown, dorsally with red-brown scutum and 4 brown spots.

Body length male: 1.5 mm
Body length female: 1.7 mm
Additional information

In wetland between water plants

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North America, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Finland, Russia (Europe to Far East)
 male  female

Eskov K Y (1987b) Spiders of Nearctic genera Ceraticelus and Islandiana (Aranei, Linyphiidae) in the fauna of Siberia and Far East. Zool Zh 66: 1748-1752

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

Kupryjanowicz J (1994a) Ceraticelus sibiricus Eskov, 1987, a spider species new to Poland (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 9: 298-299

Tanasevitch A V, Kamayev I O (2011) Spiders of Kola Peninsula, Russia (Arachnida: Aranei). Caucasian entomol Bull 7: 7-32

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

30-09-2015 Distribution update Old value