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 2020): Greece, Turkey
Distribution List
Greece   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) |||

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

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). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 10: 156-160 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

09-08-2016 Datasheet update Detail
14-06-2016 Distribution update Detail