Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Oreoneta  Kulczyński, 1894   8 species

Oreoneta frigida  (Thorell, 1872)


Male palp with 3 tegular apophyses. Tibial apophysis long. Epigyne arc-like posteriorly, epigynal plate wider than long. Prosoma orange-brown, male: slightly elevated posterior to eye region. Sternum orange-brown, mostly suffused with black. Chelicerae brown, robust. Legs orange-brown, robust. Opisthosoma dark grey-black.

Body length male: 3.25-4.25 mm
Body length female: 3.4-4.7 mm
Additional information

in humid moss of higher mountain region, around 1000 m

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Britain, Norway, Sweden, Poland
 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.

Faroe Islands   (Lissner et al., 2016b) ||| Iceland   (Agnarsson, 1996) ||| Ireland   (Cawley, 2001; Lavery, 2019) ||| Northern Ireland   (Lavery, 2019) ||| Norway   (Saaristo & Marusik, 2004a; Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Poland   (Rozwałka & Stanska, 2008) ||| Svalbard   (Toft, 1979) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| United Kingdom   (Saaristo & Marusik, 2004a; Lavery, 2019) |||

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Agnarsson I (1996) Íslenskar köngulær Fjölrit Náttúrufræðistofnunar 31: 1-175 pdf

Cawley M (2001) Distribution records for uncommon spiders (Araneae) including five species new to Ireland. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 25: 135-143 pdf

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

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

Lavery A (2019) A revised checklist of the spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Arachnology 18: 196-212 pdf

Lissner J, Høye T T, Mosbech A, Johansen K L (2018) First record of Oreoneta eskimopoint Saaristo & Marusik, 2004 (Araneae, Linyphiidae) from Greenland. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 65: 1-6 pdf

Lissner J, Jensen J-K, Hansen L J, Simonsen W, Kelduni R, Nissen K (2016b) An updated checklist of spiders (Araneae) of the Faroe Islands. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 63: 197-240 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British spiders. Vol. II. Ray Society, London, 449 pp. pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester, England, 204 pp. pdf

Rozwałka R, Stanska M (2008) Check-list of spiders (Araneae) of Poland. 1. December 2008. online at pdf

Saaristo M I, Marusik Y M (2004a) Revision of the Holarctic spider genus Oreoneta Kulczyński, 1894 (Arachnida: Aranei: Linyphiidae). Arthropoda Selecta 12: 207-249 pdf

Toft S (1979) Spiders from Jan Mayen. Fauna Norvegica B 26: 24-25 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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