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 2024): Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, North and East Africa to Israel, Iraq, Iran, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh. Introduced to Mozambique, South Africa
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.

Algeria   (Alioua et al., 2020; Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Alioua et al., 2020) ||| Greece   (Bosmans & Gavalas, 2023) ||| Libya   (Alioua et al., 2020) ||| Spain   (Calatayud-Mascarell et al., 2024) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Kunt et al., 2012) |||

Al-Khazali A M, Khalaf R Z (2022) Larinia chloris and Uroctea thaleri represent new records of two genera for Iraq (Araneae: Araneidae, Oecobiidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 63: 39-42 pdf

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

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

Bosmans R, Gavalas I (2023) The spiders (Araneae) of the tiny Greek island Iraklia (Kiklades), with the descriptions of 5 new Harpactea species (Araneae: Dysderidae), 3 species new to Europe and 8 new to Greece. Parnassiana Archives 11 (Suppl. 1): 1-91 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

Calatayud-Mascarell A, Domènech M, Selfa J, Arnedo M A (2024) The arachnofauna of the Valencian coastal dunes (eastern Iberian Peninsula): checklist and new records for Spain and Europe. Arachnology 19: 955-961 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 (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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