Dictynidae  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 / Arctella  Holm, 1945   1 species

Arctella lapponica  Holm, 1945


Prosoma red-brown to brown, with dark radial stripes and margin. Sternum brown. Chelicerae dark brown. Legs light brown. Opisthosoma black-grey, velvety-haired, dark V-shaped spot ranging to the middle of opisthosoma.

Body length male: 3,5 mm
Body length female: 3,5 mm
Additional information

in ground litter and dense plant layer

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Scandinavia, Russia (Europe to Far East), Mongolia, USA (Alaska), Canada
Distribution List
Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Norway   (Løvbrekke, unpubl.) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) |||

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.)

Marusik Y M, Omelko M M, Ponomarev A V (2017a) A survey of the Holarctic genus Arctella Holm, 1945 (Araneae: Dictynidae, Tricholathysinae), with the description of Tricholathys ovtchinnikovi sp. n. Oriental Insects 51: 246-261 pdf

Palmgren P (1977) Die Spinnenfauna Finnlands und Ostfennoskandiens VIII. Argyronetidae, Agelenidae, Hahniidae, Dictynidae, Amaurobiidae, Titanoecidae, Segestriidae, Pholcidae und Sicariidae. Fauna Fennica 30: 1-50 pdf

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

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