Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Leviellus  Wunderlich 2004   3 species

Leviellus thorelli  (Ausserer, 1871)

Description

Male palp with only slightly projecting bulbal apophysis. Paracymbium broadly truncated distally. Epigyne with broad triangular scapus. Prosoma red-brown, margin and eye region black darkened. Sternum almost black with yellow longitudinal spot. Chelicerae dark brown. Legs red-brown, darkly annulated. Opisthosoma grey-yellow, ventrally with dark median stripe.

Body length male: 9-10 mm
Body length female: 11.5-13.5 mm
Additional information

on very warm walls

Frequency: Rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Albania doubtful (Vrenozi, pers. comm.), therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2020): France, Central, Southern and South-Eastern Europe
Phenology
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Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( Blagoev et al., 2018; ) ||| Croatia   ( no references ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Hungary   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Montenegro   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Serbia   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Slovenia   ( Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015; ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Cruveillier M, Guerbaa K, Lecigne S (2017) Découverte en Creuse (France) de Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1758), (Araneae, Pisauridae) et premières redécouvertes en France de Leviellus thorelli (Ausserer, 1871), (Araneae, Araneidae), une espèce rarement observée. Revue Arachnologique 2 4: 26-34 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Loksa I (1972) Pokok II-Araneae II. Fauna Hungariae 109: 3.1-3.112

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pfliegler W P (2014) Records of some rare and interesting spider (Araneae) species from anthropogenic habitats in Debrecen, Hungary. e-Acta Naturalia Pannonica 7: 143-156

Wiehle H (1931) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, VI. 27: Familie Araneidae. Tierwelt Deutschlands 23

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
02-10-2017 Image insert
12-08-2014 Image insert
20-05-2014 Distribution update Detail