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Linyphia triangularis (European hammock spider)

Synonyms: Linyphia albini; Linyphia montana; Linyphia triangularis juniperina

Wikipedia Abstract

Linyphia triangularis is a European species of spider in the family Linyphiidae.
View Wikipedia Record: Linyphia triangularis

Invasive Species

Linyphia triangularis, the European hammock spider or sheet-web spider, named so for its sheet-like web has been introduced to Maine (United States). Its large size, competitive ability, and aggressive nature may have contributed to its success in Maine where it is established in 15 of 16 counties. It can reach very high densities; causing native linyphiid spiders to become scarce or virtually absent in areas it invades.
View ISSG Record: Linyphia triangularis

Protected Areas


Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Apus apus (Common Swift)[2]


Hungary; Palearctic, introduced in USA;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Ecology of Commanster
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