Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Erigone  Audouin, 1826   30 species

Erigone cristatopalpus  Simon, 1884


Prosoma with 13-15 teeth on lateral margin, pars cephalica elevated. Resembles E. tenuimana and E. tirolensis. Exceptionally long median and posterior teeth of the embolic division, presence of a lamelliform apophysis at the dorsal ridge of the palpal tibia and larger pit compared to the length of the tibia.

Prosoma length: 1.2 mm, prosoma width: 0.8 mm.

Body length male: 3 mm

Prosoma with tiny denticles on lateral margin. Resembles E. tenuimana and E. tirolensis. Stronger dentition at the anterolateral margins of the chelicerae.

Prosoma length: 1.0 mm, prosoma width: 0.8 mm.

Body length female: 3 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Europe, Russia (Sibiria to Far East), Central Asia, Mongolia

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

Muster C, Hänggi A (2009) The Erigone psychrophila group in the Alps (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Contrib nat Hist 12: 987-1005

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at pdf

Wiśniewski K, Wesołowska W (2017) Rare spider species (Araneae) from the Giant Mountains and the Izera Mountains – new records for the fauna of Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica 59(2): 115-120 pdf

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

31-03-2017 Image insert
31-03-2017 Distribution update Old value
28-09-2016 Datasheet update Old value