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

Singa neta  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874)

Description
Male

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
Female

Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 3.2 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist by Pantini & Isaia (2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Mediterranean, Iraq
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Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

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). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] 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 (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
19-03-2015 Image insert
11-03-2015 Image insert
29-12-2014 Distribution update Detail