Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Larinia  Simon, 1874   7 species

Larinia jeskovi  Marusik, 1986


Body elongated. Prosoma yellow, with dark brown median stripe. Sternum dark brown, with bright, Y-shaped (female) and X-shaped (male) pattern respectively. Chelicerae yellow. Legs yellow, with brown spots, I and II dorsally orange. Opisthosoma yellow with 5 orange to brown longitudinal stripes. Female: sometimes additionally with 6 pairs of black spots.

Body length male: 7.5-9.3 mm
Body length female: 7.5-9.3 mm
Additional information

On sedges in humid areas

  No data
Distribution comment: Belarus: Ivanov (pers. comm.)
Global distribution (WSC 2024): France to Japan
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.

Belarus   (Ivanov, unpubl.) ||| France   (Lecigne, 2021b) ||| Hungary   (Szinetár & Eichardt, 2004) ||| Poland   (Kupryjanowicz, 1995a; Rozwałka & Stanska, 2008) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev, 2022) |||

Ivanov V V (unpubl.) .

Kupryjanowicz J (1995a) Larinia jeskovi Marusik, 1986, a spider species new to Europe (Araneae: Araneidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 10: 78-80 pdf

Lecigne S (2021b) Liste préliminaire des araignées (Araneae) du marais de Villiers (Saint-Josse, Pas-de-Calais), Larinia jeskovi Marusik, 1987 nouvelle pour la faune de France (Araneidae) et redécouverte de Satilatlas britteni (Jackson, 1913) dans les Hauts-de-France (Linyphiidae). Revue Arachnologique (2) 8: 26-37 pdf

Marusik Y M. (1987b) The orb-weaver genus Larinia Simon in the USSR (Aranei, Araneidae). Spixiana 9: 245-254 pdf

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Rozwałka R, Stanska M (2008) Check-list of spiders (Araneae) of Poland. 1. December 2008. online at pdf

Szinetár C, Eichardt J (2004) Larinia species (Araneidae, Araneae) in Hungary. Morphology, phenology and habitats of Larinia jeskovi Marusik, 1986, Larinia elegans Spassky, 1939, and Larinia bonneti Spassky, 1939. In: Samu F, Szinetár C (eds.) European Arachnology 2002. Plant Protection Institute & Berzsenyi College Budapest, pp. 179-186. 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 (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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