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

Zygiella keyserlingi  (Ausserer, 1871)

Description
Male

Colouration as in female.

Body length male: 6 mm
Female

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
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Albania doubtful (Vrenozi, pers. comm.), therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Southern Europe, Ukraine, Turkey
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Distribution List
Bosnia and Herzegovina   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( Blagoev et al., 2018; ) ||| Croatia   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Kosovo   ( no references ) ||| Montenegro   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Southern   ( Otto, 2020; ) ||| Serbia   ( no references ) ||| Slovenia   ( Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015; ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( no references ) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Chyzer C, Kulczyński W (1891) Araneae Hungariae. Tomus I. Academia Scientarum Hungaricae, Budapest, 170 pp., 4 pls. pdf

Gökalp H B, Kaya R S (2017) A new record of Zygiella for the Turkish spider fauna (Araneae: Araneidae). Serket 15: 130-134 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Kovblyuk M M, Nadolny A A, Gnelitsa V A, Zhukovets E M (2008a) Spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) of the Martyan Cape Reserve (Crimea, Ukraine). Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 4: 3-40 pdf

Levi H W (1974) The orb-weaver genus Zygiella (Araneae: Araneidae). Bulletin Museum Comparative Zoology 146: 267-290

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

Wiehle H (1931) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, VI. 27: Familie Araneidae. Tierwelt Deutschlands 23

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

Updates
02-06-2017 Distribution update Detail
21-10-2015 Distribution update Detail
04-09-2015 Image insert
11-03-2015 Image insert
20-05-2014 Distribution update Detail