Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Aculepeira  Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942   8 species

Aculepeira talishia  (Zawadsky, 1902)


Strongly resembles A. carbonaria, slightly different conductor and terminal Apophysis.

prosoma length: 4.6 mm, prosoma width: 4.2 mm.


Resembles A. carbonaria. Epigyne with yellowish hook, which is undulated, long and pointed. Scape with laterally enlarged wings.

prosoma length: 4.8 mm, prosoma width: 4.0 mm.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Turkey, Iran, Caucasus to Central Asia
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Armenia   (Zarikian et al., 2023a; Zarikian et al., 2023b) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Georgia   (Seropian et al., 2023a) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Martynovchenko & Mikhailov, 2014) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024a) |||

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 (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at pdf

Levi H W (1977b) The orb-weaver genera Metepeira, Kaira and Aculepeira in America north of Mexico (Araneae, Araneidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 148: 185-238 pdf

Martynovchenko F A, Mikhailov K G (2014) Spiders (Aranei) of Teberda State Reserve: fauna and biotopic distribution. Euroasian Entomological Journal 13: 355-371 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Seropian A, Otto S, Bulbulashvili N (2023a) Picking pearls from the Silk Road: insights into the spider (Arthropoda, Araneae) diversity in Georgia from the CaBOL project. Part I. Caucasiana 2: 143-159 pdf

Thaler K (1991b) Pachygnatha terilis n.sp. aus den Südalpen, mit Bemerkungen zu einigen Araneidae der Alpenländer (Arachnida: Aranei, Tetragnathidae, Araneidae). Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 78: 47-57 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zarikian N A, Kosyan A, Marusik Y M (2023b) New records of spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) from Armenia. 1. Ten genera and 20 species of the families Araneidae, Theridiidae and Thomisidae. Euroasian Entomological Journal 22: 141-149 pdf

Zarikian N, Dilbaryan K, Khachatryan A, Harutyunova L (2023a) Species composition and diversity of spider (Arachnida: Araneae) in the northern forests of Armenia. Biodiversity 24: 66-75 pdf

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