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 2020): North America, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Finland, Russia (Europe to Far East)
 male  female
Distribution List
Finland   ( Koponen et al., 2016; ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Northern   ( no references ) |||

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

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

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

Lemke M (2019a) Weitere Erstnachweise von Webspinnen aus Norddeutschland (Araneae: Clubionidae, Linyphiidae, Mimetidae, Salticidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 48-53 pdf

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

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

22-03-2019 Image insert
30-09-2015 Distribution update Detail