Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Larinioides  Caporiacco, 1934   5 species

Larinioides sclopetarius  (Clerck, 1757)

Description

Prosoma grey to grey-brown. Opisthosoma grey to grey-brown, dorsally with pronounced, white margined pattern.

Body length male: 6-8 mm
Body length female: 10-19.2 mm
Additional information

on rocks, brickwork and bridges near flowing water ("bridge spider")

Frequency: very frequent in some places

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Central Asia), China, Korea. Introduced to North America
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
sporadically all the year round
Figures
References

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