Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Semljicola  Strand, 1906   10 species

Semljicola angulatus  (Holm, 1963)


Male palp with apical broad groove on tibia. Epigyne with uniformly triangular median plate. Prosoma brown, with black pattern. Sternum black-brown. Chelicerae light brown. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma dark grey.

Body length male: 1.8 mm
Body length female: 1.9 mm
Additional information

in sphagnum of moor, on humid meadows.


Figure of vulva (Fig. 4a) by Holm (1945) shows S. angulatus instead of S. lapponicus (Løvbrekke pers. comm., contra Platnick (2013))

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Scandinavia, Russia (mainland, Sakhalin), Mongolia
 male  female

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

Holm Å (1945) Zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna des Torneträskgebietes. Arkiv Zool 36: 1-80

Holm Å (1963) Spiders of the genus Eboria Falc. (Araneae: Erigonidae). Entomol Ts Arg 84: 266-281

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Saaristo M I, Eskov K Y (1996) Taxonomy and zoogeography of the hypoarctic erigonine spider genus Semljicola (Araneida, Linyphiidae). Acta Zool Fenn 201: 47-69

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

26-04-2017 Image insert