Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Araneus  Clerck, 1757   26 species

Araneus washingtoni  Levi, 1971


Colouration as in females, except legs distinctly banded.

Body length male: 5.0 mm

Prosoma brown. Sternum dark brown. Legs brown, indistinctly banded. Opisthosoma: dorsum with folium and a black line between the humps, anterior part with white cardiac mark and a white transverse line, sides with a black patch, venter black, with white bracket on each side.

Body length female: 6.5 mm
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Distribution comment: Not in the European part of Russia (Mikhailov 2013)
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Russia (Central and East Siberia), USA, Canada
Distribution List

Levi H W (1971) The diadematus group of the orb-weaver genus Araneus north of Mexico (Araneae: Araneidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 141: 131-179 pdf

Marusik Y M, Kovblyuk M M (2011) Spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) of Siberia and Russian Far East. KMK Scientific Press, Moscow, 344 pp. 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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

21-05-2018 Distribution update Detail
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