Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Larinia  Simon, 1874   7 species

Larinia bonneti  Spassky, 1939


Prosoma coloured as in female but darker. Opisthosoma coloured as in female. Chelicerae with 3 promarginal and 3 retromarginal teeth.

prosoma length: 1.4-1.6 mm, prosoma width: 1.2-1.3 mm.

Body length male: 3.73 mm

Prosoma uniform yellow, some specimens with a white spot in the middle of prosoma. Opisthosoma yellow, some specimens with a light medial longitudinal band bordered by dark bands. Chelicerae with 4 promarginal and 3 teromarginal teeth. Legs coloured as prosoma, uniform yellow. Epigyne poorly sclerotized.

prosoma length: 1.4-2.0 mm, prosoma width: 1.2-1.6 mm.

Body length female: 4.36-6.07 mm
Additional information

N.B. The illustrations of the male palps are mixed-up in Marusik (1986): figures 3.3-4 show L. bonneti; f. 2.3-4 show L. elegans.

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): France, Central Europe, Hungary, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Japan
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Hungary   (Szinetár & Eichardt, 2004) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) |||

Marusik Y M A (1986) A redescription of types of certain orb-weaving spiders (Araneidae, Tetragnathidae) from S. A. Spassky collection. Vestnik Zoologii 6: 19-22 pdf

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

Szinetár C, Eichardt J (2004) Larinia species (Araneidae, Araneae) in Hungary. Morphology, phenology and habitats of Larinia jeskovi Marusik, 1986, Larinia elegans Spassky, 1939, and Larinia bonneti Spassky, 1939. In: Samu F, Szinetár C (eds.) European Arachnology 2002. Plant Protection Institute & Berzsenyi College Budapest, pp. 179-186. pdf

Tanikawa A (2009) Hersiliidae. Nephilidae, Tetragnathidae, Araneidae. In Ono, H. (ed.), The Spiders of Japan with keys to the families and genera and illustrations of the species. Tokai Univ. Press, Kanagawa, pp. 149, 403-463 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (2011a) Extant and fossil spiders (Araneae). Heutige und fossile Spinnen. Beiträge zur Araneologie 6: 1-640 pdf

22-07-2020 Distribution update Detail
09-05-2016 Datasheet update Detail
09-03-2016 Image insert