Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Walckenaeria  Blackwall, 1833   63 species

Walckenaeria karpinskii  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)


Colour, size and most other characters very close to W. clavicornis

Body length male: 2-2.3 mm
Body length female: 2-2.5 mm
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Distribution comment: Records from UK and the Alps belong to W. clavicornis
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North America, Scandinavia, Lithuania, Russia (Europe to Far East), China, Mongolia
 male  female

Biteniekyte M, Relys V (2012) The checklist of Lithuanian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Biologija 57: 148-158

Efimik V E, Esyunin S L (1996) A new subgenus and a new species of Walckenaeria Blackwall, 1833, from the Urals with remarks on the distribution of some unicornis-group species in the Palearctic (Aranei Linyphiidae). Arthropoda Selecta 5(1/2): 63-73

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

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Millidge A F (1983) The erigonine spiders of North America. Part 6. The genus Walckenaeria Blackwall (Araneae, Linyphiidae). J Arachnol 11: 105-200

Parker J R (1969) On the establishment of Cornicularia clavicornis Emerton (Araneae) as a British species. Bull Br arachnol Soc 1: 49-54

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

30-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
20-11-2014 Image insert