Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Araneus  Clerck, 1757   26 species

Araneus nordmanni  (Thorell, 1870)


Epigyne with broad, roughly wrinkled scapus. Prosoma brown, eye region brightened. Sternum dark brown to black. Chelicerae brown. Legs brown, vaguely annulated. Opisthosoma dark grey-brown to black with light grey spots. Humps flat, on widest part of opisthosoma.

Body length male: 7.5 mm
Body length female: 8.5-10.5 mm
Additional information

probably in tree crowns of forests in low to medium mountain range

Frequency: Rarely found

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North America, Europe, Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Russia (Europe to Far East), Korea, Japan
spring (?)

Aakra K (unpubl.)

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