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

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Distribution comment: Belarus: Ivanov (pers. comm.)
Global distribution (WSC 2022): France to Japan
Distribution List
Belarus   (Ivanov, unpubl.) ||| France   (Lecigne, 2021b) ||| Hungary   (Szinetár & Eichardt, 2004) ||| Poland   (Kupryjanowicz, 1995a) |||

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

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 (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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