Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Agyneta  Hull, 1911   43 species

Agyneta olivacea  (Emerton, 1882)


Palp female: with swollen tarsus. Paracymbium basally with tooth. Epigyne with posteriorly U-like furcated median plate. Prosoma yellow-brown.

Body length male: 2-3 mm
Body length female: 2-3 mm
Additional information

biology insufficiently known, because often confused with A. cauta

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Luxembourg (Kreuels et al. 2019) and Slovakia (Svatoň & Gajdoš 2004) have to be confirmed, preliminary not accepted here
Global distribution (WSC 2020): North America, Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Mongolia
 male  female
Distribution List
Finland   ( Koponen et al., 2016; ) ||| Ireland   ( no references ) ||| Latvia   ( Cera, 2018; ) ||| Lithuania   ( no references ) ||| Northern Ireland   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Northern   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||

Cera I (2018) The checklist of Latvian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Environmental and Experimental Biology 16: 139-152 pdf

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

Hippa H, Oksala I (1985) A review of some holarctic Agyneta Hull s. str. (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 6: 277-288

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at

Kreuels M, Staudt A, Christian S (2019) Die Spinnenfauna von Luxemburg – eine Zusammenstellung der Nachweise aus den Jahren 1906-2018 (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois 121: 203-230 pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester

Svatoň J, Gajdoš P (2004) Spiders of peatland ecosystems of the Horna Orava region (Slovakia). European Arachnology 2002: 275-284 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

15-05-2020 Distribution update Detail
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