Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Nuctenea  Simon, 1864   2 species

Nuctenea silvicultrix  (C. L. Koch, 1835)


Male palp with blunt median apophysis. Epigyne with pointed scapus, anteriorly directed. Opisthosoma with margin of folium and sides broad whitish grey.

Body length male: 5.5-6 mm
Body length female: 8-9.3 mm
Additional information

in narrow crevices on trees and buildings

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe to Central Asia
 male  female

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22-09-2017 Image insert
24-09-2013 Distribution update Old value