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 2020): France, Central Europe, Hungary, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Japan
Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Georgia   ( no references ) ||| Hungary   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Southern   ( no references ) |||

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

Otto S (2019) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2019. Internet:

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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

09-05-2016 Datasheet update Detail
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