Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Lipocrea  Thorell, 1878   1 species

Lipocrea epeiroides  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Pedipalpus with spoon-shaped median apophysis with slender anterior process. Prosoma length: 2.5-2.8 mm, prosoma width: 1.8-1.9 mm.

Body length male: 6-7.2 mm

Epigyne with large and strongly sclerotised scapus. Prosoma length: 2.5-3.2 mm, prosoma width: 1.5-1.9 mm.

Body length female: 7-8.9 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Italy (Sardinia, Sicily), Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Yemen, India
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Bosmans & Colombo, 2015) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Dentici, 2017) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

Bosmans R, Colombo M (2015) New species of spiders from Sardinia (Araneae), with ecological notes on Lipocrea epeiroides (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) (Araneae: Araneidae). Arachnology 16: 319-332 pdf

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

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

Dentici A (2017) Contribution to the knowledge of Sicilian spider fauna (Arachnida Araneae). Biodiversity Journal 8: 861-864 pdf

Levy G (1986) Spiders of the genera Siwa, Larinia, Lipocrea and Drexelia (Araneae: Araneidae) from Israel. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 7: 1-10 pdf

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (2011a) Extant and fossil spiders (Araneae). Heutige und fossile Spinnen. Beiträge zur Araneologie 6: 1-640 pdf

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