Dictynidae  O. P.-Cambridge, 1871 / Dictyna  Sundevall, 1833   13 species

Dictyna alaskae  Chamberlin & Ivie, 1947


Prosoma and chelicerae dark reddish brown. Sternum brown. Legs and palps light brown. Opisthosoma brownish gray, shiny, markings obscure or faint. Pars cephalica moderately elevated, convex from posterior eyes to median depression. Palp: Tibia with a prominent conical dorsal spur, tipped with the usual two stout points. Cymbium short. Tailpiece of conductor extended posteriorly as a long twisted spine. Prosoma length: 1.0 mm, prosoma width: 0.8 mm.

Body length male: 2.1-2.13 mm

Prosoma brown, with sides of head and radial streaks darker, and with top of head lighter and clothed with white hairs. Chelicerae dark reddish brown. Sternum light brown. Legs and palps yellowish brown, unmarked. Opisthosoma light gray, with a large blackish mark over the heart and some dark transverse marks posterior, sides darker. Characteristic epigyne. Prosoma length: 0.8 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length female: 2.2-2.55 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Northern Europe, Russia (Far East)

Danilov S N (2000) New data on the spiders of the family Dictynidae (Araneae) from Siberia. Ekológia (Bratislava) 19 Supplement 3: 37-44

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

Pajunen T (2013) Dictyna alaskae Chamberlin et Ivie, 1947 – kannusvarpuhämähäkki Suomessa (Araneae, Dictynidae). Sahlbergia 19: 38-40

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 19.0, accessed on 14.01.2018. doi: 10.24436/2

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value
24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
25-09-2014 Image insert