Cyrtophora citricola (Araneae: Araneidae: Cyrtophorinae), a first record for Turkey

Elverici M., Tekşam I., ÖZKÜTÜK R. S., Kunt K. B.

Arachnologische Mitteilungen, no.44, pp.7-9, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5431/aramit4402
  • Journal Name: Arachnologische Mitteilungen
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-9
  • Keywords: Mediterranean, Orb-weaver, Spider, Tent-web
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


We recorded the tent-web spider Cyrtophora citricola (Forsskål, 1775) (Araneidae: Cyrtophorinae) from Turkey for the first time at two sites. Body measurements and a brief description of the female are presented, as well as information on the sites (olive and orange orchards, shrubs) and the accompanying spider fauna.