Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Zilla  C. L. Koch, 1836   1 species

Zilla diodia  (Walckenaer, 1802)

Description

Prosoma light yellow, with fine, dark margin. Eye region slightly darker sometimes. Sternum yellowish, with dark margin. Legs yellowish-brown, more darkly annulated. Opisthosoma very variable, mostly completely light yellowish, darkened brown anteriorly, characteristic white margined dark brown spots anteriorly to equally coloured folium.

Body length male: 2.5-3 mm
Body length female: 3.5-5.1 mm
Additional information

mostly on bushes and on lower twigs of trees in open forests and forest edges

Frequency: Rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe to Azerbaijan
Phenology
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References

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Updates
16-05-2018 Distribution update Old value
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value