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
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Sweden, Finland, Russia (West Siberia)
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

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

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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