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 2021): North America, Europe, Russia (Urals to Far East), Kazakhstan, Mongolia
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Czechia   (Řezáč et al., 2021) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Liechtenstein   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

Muster C, Hänggi A (2009) The Erigone psychrophila group in the Alps (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Contributions to Natural History 12: 987-1005 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Řezáč M, Růžička V, Hula V, Dolanský J, Machač O, Roušar A (2021) Spiders newly observed in Czechia in recent years – overlooked or invasive species? BioInvasions Records 10: 555-566 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: 115-120 pdf

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

05-08-2021 Distribution update Detail
31-03-2017 Image insert
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