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Cucumber Green Orb Spider

Araniella cucurbitina


Female individual. Abdomen yellowish green, dorsally with 4 pairs of black lateral dots and a red mark at the end. Body length female: 4.5-9.5 mm


along woodland edges, hedgerows and other well wooded areas.


They spin a small web between leaves and don't hide away but rely on colour for camouflage. Predatory mainly on flying insects caught in its orb web.

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Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland

Spotted on Jun 1, 2015
Submitted on Jun 1, 2015

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