Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Erigone  Audouin, 1826   30 species

Erigone whymperi  O. P.-Cambridge, 1877


Resembles E. tirolensis. Dorsal tibial apophysis lamella-shaped, lamella broken. Patellar apophysis not turned, shorter than patella. Palpal femur strongly turned near the base, palpal apophysis almost 2 times shorter than palp, upper half of femur with 3-4 spines.


Resembles E. psychrophila. Epigyne weakly sclerotised, covered with numerous fine wrinkles. Receptacula diverging, upper edge placed just over receptacula.

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Distribution comment: Recently found in southern Norway and on the Faroe Islands (J. Lissner, pers. comm.), suggesting it may be found in the other Fennoscandian countries.
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Canada, Greenland, Faeroes, Russia, Mongolia

Aakra K (in prep.) Recorded in Norway

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

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

Marusik Y M, Böcher J, Koponen S (2006b) The collection of Greenland spiders (Aranei) kept in the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen. Arthropoda Selecta 15: 59-80

Tanasevitch A V, Koponen S (2007) Spiders (Aranei) of the southern tundra in the Russian plain. Arthropoda Selecta 15: 295-345

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value
24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value