Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Siwa  Grasshoff, 1970   2 species

Siwa atomaria  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876)


Pedipalp: Embolus black, bulky. Median apophysis with 2 widely separated pointed processes.

Body length male: 3.7-5.5 mm

Epigyne with cup-shaped scapus

Body length female: 8.3 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Egypt, Israel, Azerbaijan, Iran
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.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Egypt   (Levy, 1986) |||

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

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

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

29-04-2020 Distribution update Detail
04-10-2013 Image insert