Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Aculepeira  Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942   7 species

Aculepeira armida  (Audouin, 1826)

Description
Male

Prosoma brown. The elongated, reddish brown and sometimes almost black opisthosoma bears broad longitudinal yellowish band-like markings, which are cut by a lateral aphophysis and dispersed marks and spots. The venter bears an always well-visible longitudinal dark median mark. Coxa II basis with a thick ventral tooth or tubercle. Anterior and posterior parts of the oval opisthosoma narrowed. Venter entirely black, with weakly visible yellow sprinkles.

Body length male: 6.8-7.2 mm
Female

As in male. Venter behind epigastric furrow entirely black or with only a small yellow mark.

Body length female: 11.6-18.3 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Palearctic
Phenology
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Figures
References

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Updates
03-02-2017 Image insert
04-03-2014 Image insert
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value