Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Tmeticus  Menge, 1868   2 species

Tmeticus nigriceps  (Kulczyński, 1916)


Prosoma orange, with blackish cephalic region. Chelicerae black. Legs orange. Opisthosoma black.

Body length male: 2.3-2.7 mm
Body length female: 2.9-3.3 mm
Additional information

Only found in the tundra zone

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Norway is based on a misidentification (Løvbrekke pers. comm.), therefore deleted; not in Sweden (Kronestedt 2001, contra Tullgren 1955)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Russia (Urals to Far East)
 male  female

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

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Marusik Y M, Koponen S (2010) A review of the Holarctic genus Tmeticus Menge, 1868 (Araneae, Linyphiidae), with a description of a new genus ZooKeys 59: 15–37 pdf

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

05-02-2019 Datasheet update Old value
05-03-2014 Distribution update Old value
26-02-2014 Distribution update Old value