Original and used names: Exechia borealis Lundström, 1912a:33.
Swedish sources: Exechia borealis: Kjærandsen, Kurina & Ólafsson 2007:82 [Sweden]; Exechia borealis: Kjærandsen et al. 2007:63 [Boreal–boreonemoral — •SÖ•LU•]; Jakovlev, Kjærandsen & Viklund 2008:38 [SÖ].
World distribution: Nordic; known from Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland (Kjærandsen, Kurina & Ólafsson 2007).
Remarks: This species was recently reinstated as separate from E. spinuligera, having previously been usually misidentified as E. frigida, and mentioned from Sweden by Kjærandsen, Kurina & Ólafsson (2007).