Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Singa  C. L. Koch, 1836   7 species

Singa neta  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1874)


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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Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist by Pantini & Isaia (2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Mediterranean, Iraq

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

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Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet:

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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29-12-2014 Distribution update Old value