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 2020): Scandinavia, Russia (Europe to Far East), Mongolia, USA (Alaska), Canada
Distribution List
Finland   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Northern   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) |||

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

Holm Å (1945) Zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna des Torneträskgebietes. Arkiv Zool 36: 1-80

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. Fauna Fenn 30: 1-50

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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