Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Araneus  Clerck, 1757   24 species

Araneus ishisawai  Kishida, 1920


As female but smaller and darker. Both sides of thoracic region with dark brown band. Palp: Terminal apophysis long, curved and with pointed tip. Median apophysis thick with blunt tip.

Body length male: 6-8 mm

Prosoma light yellowish brown with white hairs, center and margin brown, longer than wide. Opisthosoma light yellowish-brown to yellowish-red, shield-shaped and with hump-shaped protuberances at shoulders, dorsal folium pattern. Epigyne: Scape long and wrinkled with scooped tip.

Body length female: 9-12 mm
Additional information

Builds a large vertical orb web between trees and bushes in high mountain area.

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Russia, Korea, Japan

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

09-05-2016 Datasheet update Old value
26-03-2015 Image insert