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

Araniella displicata  (Hentz, 1847)

Description

Male palp with short median apophysis, hook-like bent toward the tip. Tegulum more basally with pointed tooth on margin. Epigyne with very broad scapus, arc-like tapering, covers epigyne almost entirely, only narrow lateral parts of epigyne visible. Prosoma light brown, mostly unicoloured. Male: sometimes with dark marginal band. Legs brownish. Opisthosoma rust-red to reddish brown, often pointed anteriorly, dorsally with 3-4 (5) pairs of black, mostly strikingly large lateral spots, remaining part sometimes with pattern, mostly females ventrally often with 4 unequally distinct, yellow spots within dark median area, anterior pair often merged.

Body length male: 4-4.5 mm
Body length female: 6-11 mm
Additional information

mainly on young pines

Frequency: only locally more frequent

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): North America, Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan, China, Korea, Japan
Phenology
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Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Belarus   ( no references ) ||| Belgium   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( no references ) ||| Croatia   ( no references ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Finland   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Hungary   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( no references ) ||| Lithuania   ( no references ) ||| Montenegro   ( no references ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Central   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Western   ( no references ) ||| Serbia   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( no references ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||
References

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Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

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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

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

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

Updates
17-03-2018 Distribution update Detail
31-05-2016 Image insert