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 2019): Italy, Slovakia?

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

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 (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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