Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Leviellus  Wunderlich 2004   3 species

Leviellus kochi  (Thorell, 1870)

Description
Male

Base of conductor sitting in a depression, surrounded by a rim, or base of conductor surrounded by wrinkles. In lateral view tegulum projection shorter than width of tegulum. Tegulum with simple projection, paracymbium not a square. Prosoma length: 3.1 mm, prosoma width: 2.3 mm.

Body length male: 7 mm
Female

Epigyne: openings posterior. Scape heart-shaped, slightly longer than wide, constricted at base. Prosoma length: 3.5 mm, prosoma width: 2.5 mm.

Body length female: 9-11 mm
Additional information

South European species. On trunks of trees, cork bark and chestnut. Its retreat is in cracks in bark.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Southern Europe, North Africa, Central Asia
Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

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

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Dentici A (2019) Third contribution to the knowledge of Sicilian spider fauna (Arachnida Araneae). Biodiversity Journal 10: 117-120 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pesarini C (unpubl.)

Wiehle H (1931) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, VI. 27: Familie Araneidae. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 23: 47-136 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
21-06-2019 Distribution update Detail
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail
15-10-2013 Distribution update Detail