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European Garden Spider

Araneus diadematus


Spider found in house in Rugby, UK


I have put this down as a European Garden Spider, however many websites say that the markings on the back form a cross, though this is not evident in the photo. Wikipedia: "Individual spiders' colouring can range from extremely light yellow to very dark grey, but all European garden spiders have mottled markings across the back with five or more large white dots forming a cross". Nick's Spiders: "It is easily identified by the distinctive white cross on the abdomen (although in some specimens it is indistinct or missing)."

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JonathanRWatson 6 years ago


Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

Jonathan, I'm changing your spot to Arthropods category

LarsKorb 6 years ago

looks like a Garden Spider to me

England, United Kingdom

Lat: 52.37, Long: -1.26

Spotted on Oct 3, 2011
Submitted on Oct 4, 2011

Spotted for mission

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