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Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Araneus  Clerck, 1757   27 species

Araneus ishisawai  Kishida, 1920

Description
Male

As female but smaller and darker. Both sides of thoracic region with dark brown band. Palp: Terminal apophysis long, curved and with pointed tip. Median apophysis thick with blunt tip.

Body length male: 6-8 mm
Female

Prosoma light yellowish brown with white hairs, center and margin brown, longer than wide. Opisthosoma light yellowish-brown to yellowish-red, shield-shaped and with hump-shaped protuberances at shoulders, dorsal folium pattern. Epigyne: Scape long and wrinkled with scooped tip.

Body length female: 9-12 mm
Additional information

Builds a large vertical orb web between trees and bushes in high mountain area.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Turkey: doubtful, therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Russia (Far East), Korea, Japan
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Distribution List
References

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Oliger T I (1991) The new spider Araneus of the diadematus group (Aranei, Araneidae) from the Primorje. Zoologicheskiĭ Zhurnal 70(8): 141-143 pdf

Tanikawa A (2007) An identification guide to the Japanese spiders of the families Araneidae, Nephilidae and Tetragnathidae. Arachnological Society of Japan, 121 pp pdf

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 pdf

Updates
21-05-2018 Distribution update Detail
09-05-2016 Datasheet update Detail
26-03-2015 Image insert