Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Araneus  Clerck, 1757   26 species

Araneus stella  (Karsch, 1879)


Males similar to females, smaller and darker than females. Cervical furrow and median groove distinct. Palp: terminal apophysis thick and long with pointed tip, median apophysis short and thick with pointed tip.


Prosoma yellowish brown with slightly black margin, longer than wide. Chelicerae, endites, labium and sternum yellowish brown. Legs yellowish brown without annulation. Opisthosoma without folium pattern, with horn-shaped protuberances at shoulders. Epigye: Scape long and wrinkled with scooped tip.

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Distribution comment: Turkey: doubtful, therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Russia (Far East), China, Korea, Japan
Distribution List
Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

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

Song D X, Zhu M S, Chen J (1999) The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. pdf

Tanikawa A (2009) Hersiliidae. Nephilidae, Tetragnathidae, Araneidae. In Ono, H. (ed.), The Spiders of Japan with keys to the families and genera and illustrations of the species. Tokai Univ. Press, Kanagawa, pp. 149, 403-463 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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