Taxon profile


Walnut Orb-weaver Spider
Nuctenea umbratica (Clerck, 1757)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Arachnida - arachnids »  order Araneae - spiders »  family Araneidae - Orb-weaver spider »  genus Nuctenea

Scientific synonyms

Epeira umbratica
Chinestela umbratica
Araneus umbraticus
Araneus sexpunctatus (Linnaeus, 1758)


juvenile animal

Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete

CZ   NL  

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Nuctenea umbratica nigricans (Franganillo, 1909)
subspecies Nuctenea umbratica obscura (Franganillo, 1909)
subspecies Nuctenea umbratica umbratica (Clerck, 1757)

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [348527]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Nuctenea umbratica (Clerck, 1757)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Platnick N. I.: World Spider Catalog 13.5 [], American Museum of Natural History [as Nuctenea umbratica (Clerck, 1757)]
Data retrieved on: 5 May 2013
CZ Kůrka A., Kovařík F. (2003): České názvy živočichů VI. Pavoukovci (Arachnida). I. Pavouci (Araneae) a štíři (Scorpiones), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 167 pp. [as Nuctenea umbratica (Clerck, 1757)]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2013
EN Buchar J., Růžička V. (2008): Check-list of spiders of Czech Republic [as Nuctenea umbratica (Clerck, 1757)]
Data retrieved on: 14 March 2009

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