Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Tibioplus  Chamberlin & Ivie, 1947   1 species

Tibioplus diversus  (L. Koch, 1879)


Prosoma and legs light orange brown, unmarked. Eyes small and compact, eye area occupying less than half the width of the head. Chelicerae with 4 teeth on pro- and 5 small teeth on retromargin. Opisthosoma grey. Palpus with a large dorsal spur, extending dorsad, paracymbium large and heavy, embolus short.

Prosoma length: 0.9 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length male: 1.84 mm

As in male. Epigyne: orange-brown, broad and flat, projecting caudad.

Prosoma length: 0.9 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length female: 1.92 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Scandinavia, Russia, Mongolia, USA (Alaska)

Aakra K (in prep.) Recorded in Norway

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

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

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Millidge A F (1977) The conformation of the male palpal organs of linyphiid spiders, and its application to the taxonomic and phylogenetic analysis of the family (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bull Br arachnol Soc 4: 1-60

Tullgren A (1955) Zur Kenntnis schwedischer Erigoniden. Arkiv för Zoologi (N.S.) 7: 295-389 pdf

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

Wunderlich J (1995d) Linyphiidae aus der Mongolei (Arachnida: Araneae). Beitr Araneol 4: 479-529

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