Uloboridae  Thorell, 1869 / Uloborus  Latreille, 1806   3 species

Uloborus walckenaerius  Latreille, 1806

Description

Prosoma densely provided with white hairs, with grey to black longitudinal bands. Sternum black. Legs dark grey-brown to red-brown and vaguely annulated with white. Legs I and II especially long. Metatarsus IV with calamistrum consisting of 30-34 bristles. Opisthosoma whitish grey with continuation of prosoma pattern, fluffy haired.

Body length male: 4-5 mm
Body length female: 6-8 mm
Additional information

in warm, open localities, between heath or gorse. Builds horizontal orb webs (diameter 13-18 cm) with cribellate spiral (gleaming bluish), mostly close (10 cm) above ground, sometimes with radial stabilimentum, spider hangs beneath hub. Longish cocoon (70-100 eggs) on border of web

Frequency: Rare

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Madeira, Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Iraq, Iran, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan
Phenology
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Updates
18-08-2017 Distribution update Old value
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