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Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Araneus  Clerck, 1757   26 species

Araneus pulcherrimus  (Roewer, 1942)

Description
Male

Male unknown.

Female

Resembles A. diadematus, but with sharp protuberances on shoulders, anterior eyes smaller and more separated than in A. diadematus.

Additional information

species inquirenda, originally described from N-Italy, but not mentioned by Pantini & Isaia (2017)

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Russia: not mentioned by Mikhailov (2013), therefore removed; Slovakia: doubtful (Gajdos et al. 1999).
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Italy, Slovakia?
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References

Gajdos P, Svaton J, Sloboda J (1999) Katalóg pavúkov Slovenska. Catalogue of Slovakian spiders. Ústav kr. ekol. SAV. Bratislava, 337 pp.

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

Koch C L (1844) Die Arachniden. Nürnberg, Eilfter Band, pp. 1-174

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

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

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
21-05-2018 Distribution update Detail
09-05-2016 Datasheet update Detail
04-03-2015 Image insert