Saturday, 2 July 2016

Agelena orientalis C. L. Koch, 1837 - Funnel weaver spider - Cyprus

Family: Agelenidae

Agelena orientalis is a species of spiders belonging to the family Agelenidae.

Agelena orientalis can reach a total length of 11–13.6 millimetres (0.43–0.54 in) in males, 12.2–17.7 millimetres (0.48–0.70 in) in females. Coloration is yellowish, with a characteristic pattern of the upperside of the abdomen. These spiders trap their preys by weaving entangling non-sticky funnel webs.

This species is present from Italy to Central Asia and Iran.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Photo Latsia by George Konstantinou

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