Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Larinioides  Caporiacco, 1934   5 species

Larinioides cornutus  (Clerck, 1757)

Description

Male palp with slender ends of median apophysis. Epigyne with slender scapus. Prosoma light brown or yellowish. Remaining parts of the body very variable in colour, from almost white to yellowish or dark brown. Opisthosoma with pronounced pattern.

Body length male: 5-10.4 mm
Body length female: 6-20 mm
Additional information

In meadows and forest edges, mostly near waters

Frequency: Very frequent

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Europe, Turkey, Israel, Caucasus, Russia (Far East), China, Korea, Japan
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
all the year round (?)
Figures
References

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Updates
23-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value