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Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Araniella  Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942   6 species

Araniella proxima  (Kulczyński, 1885)

Description

Male palp with long median apophysis, uniformly bent sickle-like toward tip. Epigyne with narrow scapus (1/2 width of epigyne at most), tapering and reaching far beyond epigyne. Epigyne deeply incised on both sides of scapus and with strongly sclerotised tails. Prosoma light brown to brown, male: almost always with dark marginal band. Opisthosoma dorsally with 0-4 pairs of black lateral spots, ventrally almost unexceptionally without distinct spots within (not always) dark median field.

Body length male: 4.5-5.5 mm
Body length female: 6-8 mm
Additional information

Mainly in the mountains. Biology mostly unknown

Frequency: rarely found in Central Europe

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): North America, Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Turkey, Kazakhstan
Phenology
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Distribution List
Albania   ( no references ) ||| Austria   ( no references ) ||| Belarus   ( no references ) ||| Belgium   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( no references ) ||| Croatia   ( no references ) ||| Estonia   ( no references ) ||| Finland   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Ballini et al., 2017; ) ||| Latvia   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Central   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Northern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Western   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( no references ) |||
References

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Ballini S, Stauder F, Steinberger K-H (2017) Webspinnen und Weberknechte (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones). In: Schatz H & Wilhalm T: Tag der Artenvielfalt 2016 in Matsch (Gemeinde Mals, Südtirol, Italien). Gredleriana 17: 278-280 pdf

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Fjellberg A (unpubl.)

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Sacher P (1990) Untersuchungen über Zahl, Anordnung und taxonomischen Wert der dorso-lateralen Abdominalpunkte in der Gattung Araniella (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zool Fennica 190: 345-349

Uyar Z, Bosmans R, Uğurtaş, I H (2014) New faunistic data for the family Araneidae (Araneae) in West Anatolia (Turkey). Entomological News 124: 120-130

Vidal E (2014) Découverte en France d’Araniella proxima (Kulczyński, 1885) (Araneae, Araneidae). Revue Arachnologique 2 1: 13-14 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Zamani A, Marusik Y M, Šestáková A (2020) On Araniella and Neoscona (Araneae, Araneidae) of the Caucasus, Middle East and Central Asia. ZooKeys 906: 13-40 pdf

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