Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Cyclosa  Menge, 1866   7 species

Cyclosa algerica  Simon, 1885


Femur I: 2/3 of its length black (apical part), ventrally with a series of 5-6 longer spines.


Opisthosoma: venter with black region, bordered with white, preceded by a pale or whitish region, sometimes indistinct.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Mediterranean
 male  female
Distribution List
Bulgaria   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   ( no references ) |||

Barrientos J A, Febrer B (2017) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España). Nuevos datos. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 31: 8-24 pdf

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018)

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

Levi H W (1977a) The American orb-weaver genera Cyclosa, Metazygia and Eustala north of Mexico (Araneae, Araneidae). Bulletin Museum Comparative Zoology 148: 61-127

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

30-12-2017 Distribution update Detail
31-12-2013 Image insert
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