Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Walckenaeria  Blackwall, 1833   63 species

Walckenaeria cirriceps  Thaler, 1996


Resembles W. coniceps, but differs in shape of the head, the curved main apophysis of the palpal tibia and longer tibial spines. Head with posterior median eyes elevated into a low lobe with sharp anterior and rounded posterior edge, with a group of 8+8 strongly modified setae at its front, and a transverse row of smaller setae above anterior median eyes. This lobe is variable.

Prosoma length: 1.1 mm, prosoma width: 0.8 mm.

Body length male: 2.5 mm

Epigyne: median plate almost vertical, visible in posterior view. Copulatory ducts short, their anterior corner forming a loop.

Prosoma length: 1.0 mm, prosoma width: 0.8 mm.

Body length female: 2.7 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Greece, Turkey

Danişman T, Coşar İ (2016) Walckenaeria cirriceps Thaler, 1996, a new record from Turkey (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Serket 15(1): 47-49

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

Thaler K (1996) Three Walckenaeria species from Peloponnese, Greece (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bull Br arachnol Soc 10: 156-160

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

09-08-2016 Datasheet update Old value
14-06-2016 Distribution update Old value