Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Araneus  Clerck, 1757   24 species

Araneus pallidus  (Olivier, 1789)

Description
Male

Opisthosoma anteriorly with strongly developed, edgy shoulder humps. Sternum dark, without pattern. Palp: embolus conically tapering, with apical, pointed lamella which often breaks off during copulation.

Female

Opisthosoma anteriorly with strongly developed, edgy shoulder humps. Sternum dark, without pattern or with anterior light stripe.

Body length female: 23 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist by Pantini & Isaia (2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Portugal, Spain, France, Algeria
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References

Grasshoff M (1968) Morphologische Kriterien als Ausdruck von Artgrenzen bei Radnetzspinnen der Subfamilie Araneinae (Arachnida: Araneae: Araneidae). Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 516: 1-100

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Morano E (unpubl.)

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94

Simon E (1929) Les arachnides de France 6 (3). Paris (Roret): 533 - 772

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch, version 19.0, accessed on 14.01.2018. doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
08-01-2017 Image insert
29-12-2014 Distribution update Old value