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 2024): Scandinavia, Russia (Europe to Far East), USA (Alaska)
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) |||

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Fjellberg A (unpubl.)

Holm Å (1963) Spiders of the genus Eboria Falc. (Araneae: Erigonidae). Entomologisk Tidskrift 84: 266-281 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.)

Morka G H (unpubl.)

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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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