Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Araneus  Clerck, 1757   26 species

Araneus pulcherrimus  (Roewer, 1942)


Male unknown.


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)

  No data
Distribution comment: Russia: not mentioned by Mikhailov (2013), therefore removed; Slovakia: doubtful (Gajdos et al. 1999).
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Italy, Slovakia?
Distribution List

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

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

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) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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