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Oak Spider

Aculepeira ceropegia


The oak spider is easy to identify due to its unique marking in the form of an oak leaf. Female spiders grow up to 14 mm, males only up to 8 mm.


A. ceropegiae are widespread mainly in Southern and Central Europe and are common in suitable habitats. They are not commonly encountered in the northwest and are not found in the British Isles and southern Scandinavia. Nevertheless, the oak spider is not endangered. The oak spider prefers habitats with open, sunny areas of all kinds, especially dry grassland and wasteland, but also wet meadows and forest clearings. It is found at altitudes of up to 2000 m.


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Graz, Steiermark, Austria

Spotted on Jul 1, 2013
Submitted on Jul 2, 2013

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