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 2024): France, Central Europe, Hungary, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Japan
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Armenia   (Zarikian et al., 2023b) ||| Austria   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Hungary   (Szinetár & Eichardt, 2004) ||| Poland   (Rozwałka & Stanska, 2008) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev, 2022) |||

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 (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Rozwałka R, Stanska M (2008) Check-list of spiders (Araneae) of Poland. 1. December 2008. online at pdf

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 (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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

Zarikian N A, Kosyan A, Marusik Y M (2023b) New records of spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) from Armenia. 1. Ten genera and 20 species of the families Araneidae, Theridiidae and Thomisidae. Euroasian Entomological Journal 22: 141-149 pdf

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