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Barn spider

Araneus cavaticus

Description:

Eat flying insects like mosquitoes, flies, beetles, and moths... Barn spider webs can be long to two to three feet wide, but some could be 10 feet in diameter.. Barn spiders vary in size.. The colour of the bodies could be as different shades of light brown to dark brown and the abdomen could be in reddish colour.. These pestes have long thin legs.. Their legs are uniquely patterned with striped bands that alternate between varying shades of red, brown, and white..

Habitat:

Barn spiders prefer warm weather.. These pests most often inhabit areas with wooden beams and rafters, like barns, porches, sheds, and even boat houses...

Notes:

Males typically measure ¾-inch long, while the females are bigger at approximately ⅞-inch long. The most interesting Barn fact is that they eat insects larger than them.. Barn spiders are hard workers..

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1 Comment

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 9 months ago

Amarina,
Since this is your own spotting you do not need to make a suggestion. Go ahead and fill in the boxes. The Suggestion box is for other to use when you are looking for an ID...so others use it to help you.

Amarina
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Amarina

Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Nov 27, 2020
Submitted on Dec 8, 2020

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