Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Estrandia  Blauvelt, 1936   1 species

Estrandia grandaeva  (Keyserling, 1886)


Prosoma light chestnut-brown, elongated, egg-shaped, fovea V-shaped. Reticulation medially very fine and dense, laterally more roughly and obliquely. Chelicerae with 3 pro- and 2 retrolateral teeth. Sternum finely reticulated. Legs muddy yellow. Prosoma length: 1.4 mm, prosoma width: 1.1 mm.

Body length male: 2.5 mm

As in male. Pars cephalica less elevated, prosoma and legs lighter. Epigyne: Almost semicircular, dark median field separates two large, anteriad widely opened, posteriorly hooded grooves. Prosoma length: 1.3 mm, prosoma width: 0.9 mm.

Body length female: 2.4-2.8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): North America, Northern Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), China, Japan
Distribution List
Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Norway   (Aakra et al., 2016) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) |||

Aakra K, Morka G H, Antonson A, Farlund M, Wrånes R E, Frølandshagen R, Løvbrekke H, Furuseth P, Fjellberg A, Lemke M, Pfliegler W P, Andersen S, Olsen K M, Aadland B, Berggren K (2016) Spiders new to Norway (Arachnida, Araneae) with ecological, taxonomical and faunistic comments. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 63: 6-43 pdf

Farlund M (2019) Norwegian Spiders - Norske edderkopper. Siste oppdatering for funn av nye arter 10. oktober, 2019. Online at pdf

Fjellberg A (unpubl.)

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

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Millidge A F (1984b) The taxonomy of the Linyphiidae, based chiefly on the epigynal and tracheal characters (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 6: 229-267 pdf

Paquin P, Dupérré N (2003) Guide d'identification des araignées de Québec. Fabreries, Supplément 11: 1-251 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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