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 2021): 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   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

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

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

Hippa H, Oksala I (1985) A review of some holarctic Agyneta Hull s. str. (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 6: 277-288 pdf

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

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

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester, England, 204 pp. pdf

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

15-05-2020 Distribution update Detail
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