Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Agyneta  Hull, 1911   43 species

Agyneta mossica  (Schikora, 1993)


Male palp with almost rectangularly bent or curved lamella characteristica. Tibial apophysis bent. Prosoma grey-yellow, with dark pattern. Sternum and legs slightly darker. Opisthosoma dorsally grey-green, ventrally darker.

Body length male: 1.75-2.02 mm
Body length female: 1.7-2 mm
Additional information

In bogs and damp localities

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Europe (without southern), Russia (Europe to West Siberia)
 male  female
sporadically until October
Distribution List
Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Ireland   (no references) ||| Lithuania   (no references) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Russia, Kaliningrad Region   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (Nekhaeva, 2020) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| Ukraine   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

Aakra K (2000b) Agyneta mossica (Schikora, 1993) (Araneae: Linyphiidae) in Norway. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 47: 95-99 pdf

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 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, Koponen S, Makarova O L (2016a) A survey of spiders (Araneae) collected on the arctic island of Dolgiy (69°12′N), Barents Sea. Arachnology 17: 10-24 pdf

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

Nekhaeva A A (2020) On the spider fauna (Arachnida: Aranei) of the Kanin Peninsula and Kolguev Island, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 29: 387-398 pdf

Schikora H B (1993) Meioneta mossica sp.n., a new spider close to M. saxatilis (Blackwall) from northern and central Europe. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 9: 157-163 pdf

Schikora H-B (2009) Postembryonic development, life cycle, and diagnostic characters of the linyphiid spider Meioneta mossica Schikora, 1993 (Arachnida: Araneae). Contributions to Natural History 12: 1179-1206 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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