Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Cyclosa  Menge, 1866   8 species

Cyclosa sierrae  Simon, 1870

Description

Prosoma dark brown to black. Sternum black with some light spots along the margin. Chelicerae with 3-4 denticles on promargin and 3 denticles on retromargin. Legs with black annulation. Opisthosoma with a single terminal outgrowth, dorsum yellowish with black median marking, venter black and sides with white spots.

Body length male: 3.2-4.8 mm
Body length female: 4.1-6.8 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Southern Europe, Hungary, Ukraine, Turkey, Caucasus, Iran
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Distribution List
Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Hungary   (Mezőfi & Markó, 2018) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||
References

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 http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) 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

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

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

Kulczyński W (1907) Fragmenta arachnologica. VIII, IX. Bulletin International de l'Academie des Sciences de Cracovie 1907: 570-596 pdf

Lecigne S (2013) Contribution à l’inventaire aranéologique de Corfou (Grèce) (Arachnida, Araneae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28: 177-191 pdf

Levy G (1998a) Twelve genera of orb-weaver spiders (Araneae, Araneidae) from Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 43: 311-365 pdf

Mezőfi L, Markó V (2018) Some rare and remarkable spider species from Hungary (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 55: 1-9 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App 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

Zamani A, Tanasevitch A V, Nadolny A A, Esyunin S L, Marusik Y M (2019) New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Aranei). Euroasian Entomological Journal 18: 233-243 pdf

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