Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Cyclosa  Menge, 1866   7 species

Cyclosa insulana  (Costa, 1834)


Prosoma with dark brown pattern on white background. Sternum dark brown with light patches. Opisthosoma with silver and black parts. Femur white, apically with annulations. Tibia and metatarsus apically with annulations. Patella with a dark patch

Body length female: 6.8 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Mediterranean to Japan, India to Papua New Guinea, Australia

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31-12-2013 Image insert
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value