Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Semljicola  Strand, 1906   10 species

Semljicola lapponicus  (Holm, 1939)


Palp male: tibia apically with slender groove. Epigyne with median plate longer than wide. Prosoma dark brown, with black pattern. Sternum black-brown. Chelicerae light brown. Legs brown. Opisthosoma grey.

Body length male: 1.7-1.8 mm
Body length female: 1.8 mm
Additional information

in sphagnum moss bogs.


Figure of vulva (Fig. 4a) by Holm (1945) shows S. angulatus instead of S. lapponicus (Løvbrekke pers. comm., contra Platnick (2013))

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Scandinavia, Russia, USA (Alaska)
 male  female

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

Holm Å (1963) Spiders of the genus Eboria Falc. (Araneae: Erigonidae). Entomol Ts Arg 84: 266-281

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Saaristo M I, Eskov K Y (1996) Taxonomy and zoogeography of the hypoarctic erigonine spider genus Semljicola (Araneida, Linyphiidae). Acta Zool Fenn 201: 47-69

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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