Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Gibbaranea  Archer, 1951   6 species

Gibbaranea ullrichi  (Hahn, 1835)

Description

Male palp with median apophysis, distinctly bipartite at base. Epigyne with drop-shaped lateral parts on both sides of scapus, its inner margins ± parallel. Prosoma dark brown, sometimes brighter, dorsally brightened in the middle. Sternum dark brown, sometimes brighter. Legs light brown, darkly annulated. Opisthosoma bright grey-brown, sometimes vague folium or brown transverse stripes.

Body length male: 6.0 mm
Body length female: 7.5 mm
Additional information

on low plants in sunny and warm places

Frequency: Rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Menorca (Barrientos & Febrer 2017): male misidentified G. bruuni, female probably belongs to another species (Lissner in litt.)
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe to Central Asia
Phenology
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References

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Updates
17-03-2018 Distribution update Old value
03-01-2018 Distribution update Old value
02-01-2018 Image insert
30-12-2017 Distribution update Old value
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value