Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Araneus  Clerck, 1757   24 species

Araneus stella  (Karsch, 1879)


Males similar to females, smaller and darker than females. Cervical furrow and median groove distinct. Palp: terminal apophysis thick and long with pointed tip, median apophysis short and thick with pointed tip.


Prosoma yellowish brown with slightly black margin, longer than wide. Chelicerae, endites, labium and sternum yellowish brown. Legs yellowish brown without annulation. Opisthosoma without folium pattern, with horn-shaped protuberances at shoulders. Epigye: Scape long and wrinkled with scooped tip.

  No data
Distribution comment: Turkey: doubtful, therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Russia (Far East), China, Korea, Japan

Bayram A, Kunt K B, Danişman T (2017) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2017 [last updated 11 January 2017], online at

Song D X, Zhu M S, Chen J (1999) The Spiders of China. Hebei Sci. Technol. Publ. House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp

Tanikawa A (2009) Hersiliidae. Nephilidae, Tetragnathidae, Araneidae. In Ono, H. (ed.), The Spiders of Japan with keys to the families and genera and illustrations of the species. Tokai Univ. Press, Kanagawa, pp. 149, 403-463

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
09-12-2015 Image insert
26-11-2013 Image insert