Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mecynargus  Kulczyński, 1894   11 species

Mecynargus borealis  (Jackson, 1930)


Prosoma: small size and conical elevation of ocular area, fovea trapezoidal. Opisthosoma dark.

Body length male: 1.4 mm

Prosoma evenly rounded, dark yellow brown, veined and streaked with darker Markings. Sternum heart shaped, dark brown, almost black, studded with numerous small round yellow brown spots. Opisthosoma dark brown, studded all over with numerous round yellow brown spots, without pattern. Vulva characteristic.

Prosoma length: 0.5 mm.

Body length female: 1.45 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Canada, Greenland, Northern Europe, Russia (Europe to Middle Siberia)
 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.

Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Iceland   (Agnarsson, 1996) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Russia, Northern   (Marusik et al., 2016a) ||| Svalbard   (Holm, 1958b) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) |||

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Agnarsson I (1996) Íslenskar köngulær Fjölrit Náttúrufræðistofnunar 31: 1-175 pdf

Holm Å (1958b) The spiders of the Isfjord region of Spitsbergen. Zoologiska Bidrag från Uppsala 33: 29-67 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

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

07-02-2024 Distribution update Detail
24-05-2020 Distribution update Detail