Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Cercidia  Thorell, 1869   2 species

Cercidia prominens  (Westring, 1851)

Description

Male palp with elongated median apophysis. Epigyne with short, haired scapus and strongly sclerotised copulatory opening. Prosoma reddish brown, sometimes darkened laterally. Sternum black-brown. Legs brown, vaguely darkly annulated. Opisthosoma brown with darker transverse stripes, anteriorly with short, robust spines, dorsally often with golden-yellow median part, ventrally with golden-yellow longitudinal stripes.

Body length male: 4-5 mm
Body length female: 6-6.5 mm
Additional information

near the ground amongst grass in forests and meadows, not in the mountains

Frequency: Not rare

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Europe, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan
Phenology
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References

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Updates
29-07-2018 Image insert
24-12-2013 Distribution update Old value