Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Mangora  O. P.-Cambridge, 1889   1 species

Mangora acalypha  (Walckenaer, 1802)


Prosoma light greenish, with black margin and median stripe. Sternum almost black. Legs yellowish. Tibia III with 2 rows of plumose trichobothria. Opisthosoma whitish yellow, rarely greenish, posteriorly with 3 rows of black spots followed by longitudinal stripes, remaining pattern irregular, mostly consisting of longitudinal stripes. Ventrally black with 2 pairs of large, yellow spots.

Body length male: 3-3.5 mm
Body length female: 5.5-6 mm
Additional information

On grass and herbs near the ground, mostly in warm, sunny localities

Frequency: Frequent

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Madeira, Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Near East, Caucasus to Central Asia, China
 male  female

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