Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Leviellus  Wunderlich 2004   3 species

Leviellus kochi  (Thorell, 1870)


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

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.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Southern Europe, North Africa, Central Asia

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21-06-2019 Distribution update Old value
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value