Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Cyclosa  Menge, 1866   8 species

Cyclosa groppalii  Pesarini, 1998

Description
Male

Prosoma length: 1.3 mm, prosoma width: 0.95 mm.

Female

Prosoma brown, eye region somewhat paler. Chelicerae yellowish brown, with lateral spot. Legs whitish, with dark brown annulations. Opisthosoma whitish with small black spots, especially on tubercles.

Body length female: 3.2 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain (incl. Balearic Is.), Greece (Crete)
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

Barrientos J A, Fernández D (2015) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) del delta del Llobregat (Barcelona, España); primeros datos. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 27: 127-135 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Bosselaers J (unpubl.)

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Groppali R, Guerci P, Pesarini C (1998) Appunti sui Ragni (Arachnida, Araneae) della costa orientale di Eivissa (Ibiza), con la descrizione di una nuova specie: Cyclosa groppalii Pesarini (Araneidae). Boletín de la Sociedad de Historia Natural de Baleares 41: 65-74 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
15-02-2016 Distribution update Detail
31-12-2013 Image insert
22-10-2013 Datasheet update Detail
22-10-2013 Image insert
15-10-2013 Distribution update Detail