Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Araneus  Clerck, 1757   27 species

Araneus pallidus  (Olivier, 1789)

Description
Male

Opisthosoma anteriorly with strongly developed, edgy shoulder humps. Sternum dark, without pattern. Palp: embolus conically tapering, with apical, pointed lamella which often breaks off during copulation.

Female

Opisthosoma anteriorly with strongly developed, edgy shoulder humps. Sternum dark, without pattern or with anterior light stripe.

Body length female: 23 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist by Pantini & Isaia (2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain, France, Algeria
Figures
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Grasshoff M (1968) Morphologische Kriterien als Ausdruck von Artgrenzen bei Radnetzspinnen der Subfamilie Araneinae (Arachnida: Araneae: Araneidae). Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 516: 1-100 pdf

Morano E (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

Simon E (1929) Les arachnides de France 6 (3). Paris (Roret): 533-772 pdf

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 pdf

Updates
08-01-2017 Image insert
29-12-2014 Distribution update Detail