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: Record Belarus: Vladislav Ivanov (pers. comm.)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Eastern Central Europe to Japan

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Kupryjanowicz J (1995a) Larinia jeskovi Marusik, 1986, a spider species new to Europe (Araneae: Araneidae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 10: 78-80

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

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

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

09-03-2016 Distribution update Old value
09-03-2016 Image insert