Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mecynargus  Kulczynski, 1894   11 species

Mecynargus monticola  (Holm, 1943)


Prosoma grey-brown, with narrow median mark, 6 radial stripes and narrow lateral margin. Clypeus with marginal mark. Eye field black. Legs brown, femora yellow-brown. Opisthosoma grey-black. Palp: Tibia apophysis strongly notched at outer edge. Paracymbium broad C-shaped. End part of tegular apophysis with median tooth. Embolus short, screw-shaped.

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

Body length male: 1.7 mm

Colour almost as in male. Prosoma a bit darker, with broad, median saddle-shaped mark which is connected with the dark eye field by 3 stripes. Epigyne: Much wider than long, strongly domed, posterior with long, oval atrium which is divided by a median septum and ends anteriorly into two copulatory pockets.

Prosoma length: 0.7 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Body length female: 1.7 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Sweden, Finland, Russia, Mongolia, Canada

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

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

28-09-2016 Datasheet update Old value