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 2021): Sweden, Finland, Russia (Europe to Far East), Mongolia, Canada
Distribution List
Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| 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

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.)

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

28-09-2016 Datasheet update Detail