Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Singa  C. L. Koch, 1836   8 species

Singa neta  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Prosoma brown, eye region black. Sternum black. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on promargin and 1 tooth on retromargin. Legs brown, femora blackish, mainly in anterior pairs. Opisthosoma black, dorsum with white spots, getting smaller posteriorly (can be merged to a band or posterior spots sometimes absent or indistinct), venter with a white posterior spot, 2 longish lateral spots, converging posteriorly (sometimes broken).

Body length male: 2.1 mm

Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 3.2 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Mediterranean, Iraq, Iran
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| Italy  Removed (Pantini & Isaia, 2018) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Levy G (1984) The spider genera Singa and Hypsosinga (Araneae, Araneidae) in Israel. Zoologica Scripta 13: 121-133 pdf

Morano H E, Ferrández M A (1986) Especies nuevas o de interés de la familia Araneidae Latreille, 1806 (Arachnida, Araneae) de la fauna Ibérica. Miscellanea Zoologica 9: 171-178 pdf

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zamani A, Nadolny A A, Esyunin S L, Marusik Y M (2021) New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), part VIII. Zoosystematica Rossica 30: 279-297 pdf

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