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European garden spiderlings

Araneus diadematus

Description:

40-50 pinhead sized newly hatched spiderlings. Recently hatched spiderlings of Araneus diadematus on a web. The baby spiders hang out in a tight ball (shown) unless disturbed, when they rapidly disperse along silk lines. After the danger has passed, they return to the ball.

Habitat:

Suburban garden

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2 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thanks Phillip! It was very cool to see.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 7 years ago

Nice shots Karen! I love when they gather like that!

KarenL
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KarenL

London Borough of Bromley, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 26, 2013
Submitted on Jun 26, 2013

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