Dictynidae  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 / Dictyna  Sundevall, 1833   13 species

Dictyna alaskae  Chamberlin & Ivie, 1947


Prosoma and chelicerae dark reddish brown. Sternum brown. Legs and palps light brown. Opisthosoma brownish gray, shiny, markings obscure or faint. Pars cephalica moderately elevated, convex from posterior eyes to median depression. Palp: Tibia with a prominent conical dorsal spur, tipped with the usual two stout points. Cymbium short. Tailpiece of conductor extended posteriorly as a long twisted spine. Prosoma length: 1.0 mm, prosoma width: 0.8 mm.

Body length male: 2.1-2.13 mm

Prosoma brown, with sides of head and radial streaks darker, and with top of head lighter and clothed with white hairs. Chelicerae dark reddish brown. Sternum light brown. Legs and palps yellowish brown, unmarked. Opisthosoma light gray, with a large blackish mark over the heart and some dark transverse marks posterior, sides darker. Characteristic epigyne. Prosoma length: 0.8 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length female: 2.2-2.55 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): North America, Northern Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East)
Distribution List
Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Russia, Northern   (Mikhailov, 2013) ||| Sweden   (Almquist, 2006; Kronestedt, 2001) |||

Almquist S (2006) Swedish Araneae, part 2 – families Dictynidae to Salticidae. Insect Systematics & Evolution, Supplement 63: 285-601 pdf

Danilov S N (2000) New data on the spiders of the family Dictynidae (Araneae) from Siberia. Ekológia (Bratislava) 19, Suppl. 3: 37-44 pdf

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

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

Pajunen T (2013) Dictyna alaskae Chamberlin et Ivie, 1947 – kannusvarpuhämähäkki Suomessa (Araneae, Dictynidae). Sahlbergia 19: 38-40 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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