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Garden Spider

Araneus diadematus

Description:

First 3 pictures show the Spiders, the other 3 show the web, which was several feet across.

Habitat:

Mixed woodland

1 Species ID Suggestions

cross spider
Araneus diadematus


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4 Comments

It could have been, it is possible to select that box even though it has a scientific name. It's not a problem and thanks for the complement.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 7 years ago

I was sure this was in the needs Id listing... sorry! But they are lovely spiders(and very nice photos!)

Hi Karen and thanks for your suggestion, however, had you checked you would realise that my ID is correct as Araneus diadematus is commonly known as Garden Spider in the UK but as Cross Spider in USA. Check this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_ga... which I have added in my reference field for clarification.
<BR> You will find that nearly all UK reference books for all species of organisms have English Common names which often differ from American Common names, and also they rarely use the words European or Common, but they often put the word American in front of things which your country does not always do.

Project Noah policy is to use the scientific name as the prime identifier while the common name is that used in the country of the sighting and may be in any language.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 7 years ago

We have these(they're nature to your country) all over. Anything from the UK thinks the Oregon coast is home, but better

Hart, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Sep 15, 2012
Submitted on Dec 17, 2012

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