Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Masikia  Millidge, 1984   2 species

Masikia indistincta  (Kulczyński, 1908)


Prosoma brownish-grey. Legs greyish-yellow. Opisthosoma dark grey.

Prosoma length: 0.7-0.8 mm, prosoma width: 0.6-0.7 mm.


Prosoma brown to deep brown, with blackish markings and margins, smoothly raised behind the eyes and carrying several long spines. Opisthosoma black. Sternum brown, suffused with black. Legs brown to deep orange-brown.

Prosoma length: 0.8-0.9 mm, prosoma width: 0.6-0.7 mm.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Russia (Europe to Far North-East), Canada
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Russia, Novaya Zemlya   (Tanasevitch, 2017b) |||

Eskov K Y, Marusik Y M (1994) New data on the taxonomy and faunistics of North Asian linyphiid spiders (Aranei Linyphiidae). Arthropoda Selecta 2(4): 41-79 pdf

Marusik Y M, Koponen S, Makarova O L (2016a) A survey of spiders (Araneae) collected on the arctic island of Dolgiy (69°12′N), Barents Sea. Arachnology 17: 10-24 pdf

Nekhaeva A A, Marusik Y M, Buckle D (2019) A survey of the Siberio-Nearctic genus Masikia Millidge, 1984 (Aranei: Linyphiidae: Erigoninae). Arthropoda Selecta 28: 157-168 pdf

Tanasevitch A V (2017b) Spiders (Aranei) of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago and the Vaygach Island, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 26: 145-153 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

24-05-2020 Distribution update Detail
31-05-2019 Image insert
24-06-2014 Distribution update Detail