Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Zygiella  F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902   4 species

Zygiella keyserlingi  (Ausserer, 1871)


Colouration as in female.

Body length male: 6 mm

Prosoma light brown. Legs unicoloured, not annulated. Opisthosoma: dorsum with characteristic pattern, venter with with a white line on each side.

Body length female: 6.7-8 mm
  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Albania doubtful (Vrenozi, pers. comm.), therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Southern Europe, Ukraine, Turkey

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