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The Walnut Orb-weaver Spider

Nuctenea umbratica


Interesting underside: pattern of a smiling scary face.


The spider hides during the day outside of buildings in wall crevices, or under loose bark. Spotted in a house.


The species name umbratica means "living in the shadows" in Latin.

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Ahmed Mujcinovic
Ahmed Mujcinovic 5 years ago

Thanks Tukup. It's quite interesting spider, I agree.

Tukup 5 years ago

I see you already mentioned Halloween. That was my first thought. What a catch. Thanks Mauron.

Ahmed Mujcinovic
Ahmed Mujcinovic 5 years ago

Yeah, good for Halloween. :-)

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 5 years ago

that face ;-) ... good stuff!

Ahmed Mujcinovic
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Ahmed Mujcinovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Spotted on Mar 30, 2019
Submitted on Apr 2, 2019

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