Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Cyrtarachne  Thorell, 1868   1 species

Cyrtarachne ixoides  (Simon, 1870)


Prosoma dark brown, with rugged surface, fovea absent. Both eye rows recurved (in dorsal view). Clypeus relatively narrow. Sternum almost black. Cheliceren with 3 denticles on promargin and 2 denticles on retromargin. Legs dark yellow. Opisthosoma triangular.

Body length male: 2.1 mm

Opisthosoma: sides folded inwards ventrally, dorsum with broad white and brown transverse bands.

Body length female: 6.4-7 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Mediterranean, Caucasus, Madagascar

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30-12-2017 Distribution update Old value
28-05-2013 Datasheet update Old value
28-05-2013 Image insert