Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Syedra  Simon, 1884   5 species

Syedra myrmicarum  (Kulczyński, 1882)


Cymbium basally with 2 humps. Paracymbium with many small denticles. Epigyne with straight anterior margin of epigynal plate.

Body length male: 1.3-1.6 mm
Body length female: 1.5 mm
Additional information

In heathland and on xerothermic slopes, in formicaries, under stones.

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Norway: Løvbrekke (pers. comm.), see S. apetlonensis
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Central Europe

Aakra K, Morka G H, Antonson A, Farlund M, Wrånes R E, Frølandshagen R, Løvbrekke H, Furuseth P, Fjellberg A, Lemke M, Pfliegler W P, Andersen S, Olsen K M, Aadland B, Berggren K (2016) Spiders new to Norway (Arachnida, Araneae) with ecological, taxonomical and faunistic comments. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 63: 6-43

Collyer P (2015) Syedra myrmicarum: a new species record for the UK. Newsl Br Arachnol Soc 133: 20

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

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

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Thaler K (1983c) Bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde in Nordtirol (Österreich) und Nachbarländern: Deckennetzspinnen, Linyphiidae (Arachnida: Aranei). Veröff Mus Ferdinandeum Innsbr 63: 135-167

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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