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 2019): North and East Africa to Israel, Turkey, Iran, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

23-04-2013 Datasheet update Old value
23-04-2013 Image insert
23-04-2013 Distribution update Old value