Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Aculepeira  Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942   8 species

Aculepeira lapponica  (Holm, 1945)


Prosoma length: 3.0 mm.


Epigyne: scape triangular, with short tip. Prosoma length: 3.1-3.2 mm. Prosoma yellowish brown, sides of cephalic part and area between cephalic and thoracic parts brown. Chelicerae with 4 pro- and 3 retromarginal teeth. Sternum dark brown. Legs yellow-brown, annulated with reddish brown. Opisthosoma: dorsum chocolate brown, covered with long brown hairs, median longitudinal band dentate, venter with light streaks and a small white spot near spinnerets.

Body length female: 8.3 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Sweden, Finland, Russia (West Siberia)
 male  female
Distribution List
Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Norway   (Aakra et al., 2016) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) |||

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 pdf

Holm Å (1945) Zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna des Torneträskgebietes. Arkiv för Zoologi 36(A15): 1-80 pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at pdf

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

Palmgren P (1974a) Die Spinnenfauna Finnlands und Ostfennoskandiens IV. Argiopidae, Tetragnathidae und Mimetidae. Fauna Fennica 24: 1-70 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

01-06-2020 Distribution update Detail
04-03-2014 Image insert