Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Lipocrea  Thorell, 1878   1 species

Lipocrea epeiroides  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1872)


Pedipalpus with spoon-shaped median apophysis with slender anterior process. Prosoma length: 2.5-2.8 mm, prosoma width: 1.8-1.9 mm.

Body length male: 6-7.2 mm

Epigyne with large and strongly sclerotised scapus. Prosoma length: 2.5-3.2 mm, prosoma width: 1.5-1.9 mm.

Body length female: 7-8.9 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Italy (Sardinia, Sicily), Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Yemen, India

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14-11-2017 Distribution update Old value
13-01-2016 Distribution update Old value
04-10-2013 Image insert