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 2020): North America, Europe, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan
Phenology
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Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Belarus   ( no references ) ||| Belgium   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( Blagoev et al., 2018; ) ||| Croatia   ( no references ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Denmark   ( no references ) ||| Estonia   ( no references ) ||| Finland   ( Koponen et al., 2016; ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Georgia   ( Otto, 2020; ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Hungary   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Italy / Sardinia   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Latvia   ( Cera, 2018; ) ||| Liechtenstein   ( no references ) ||| Lithuania   ( no references ) ||| Moldova   ( no references ) ||| Montenegro   ( no references ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( Komnenov, 2014; ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Central   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Kaliningrad Region   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Northern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Southern   ( Otto, 2020; ) ||| Russia, Western   ( no references ) ||| Serbia   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Slovenia   ( Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015; ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) ||| Turkey (Europe)   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019; ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||
References

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World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
23-12-2019 Image insert
29-07-2018 Image insert
24-12-2013 Distribution update Detail