Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Larinia  Simon, 1874   7 species

Larinia chloris  (Audouin, 1826)


Prosoma yellowish, with a indistinct medain line anteriorly. Sternum light brown. Opisthosoma elonhated, dorsum with a pattern of brown longitudinal stripes and pairs of black spots, sides creamy yellow (sometimes almost black), venter with a white longish spot, surrounded by a dark line.

Body length male: 5.2 mm
Body length female: 5.6-8.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): North and East Africa to Israel, Turkey, Iran, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
Distribution List
Algeria   (Alioua et al., 2020) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Alioua et al., 2020) ||| Libya   (Alioua et al., 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Kunt et al., 2012) |||

Alioua Y, Bosmans R, Kherbouche O, Bissati S (2020) Distribution of the genus Larinia in the Maghreb, with the first record of Larinia chloris in Algeria (Araneae: Araneidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 59: 1-4 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

Kunt K B, Kaya R S, Özkütük R S, Danişman T, Yağmur E A, Elverici M (2012) Additional notes on the spider fauna of Turkey (Araneae). Turkish Journal of Zoology 36: 637-651 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

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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