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Oak Spider; Araña Orbitela

Aculepeira sp.


Orb-weaving spider species in the Araneidae family. Probably A. armida or A. ceropegia. They build vertical spiral webs where they situate head down. This spider is easy to identify due to its unique marking in the form of an oak leaf.Brown legs with dark rings There are very subtle differences between A. armida and A. ceropegia.


Spotted at alpine meadow. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama. Peñalara


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired

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Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jul 23, 2015
Submitted on Sep 17, 2015

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