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European garden spider

Araneus diadematus

Habitat:

mountain meadow

1 Species ID Suggestions

European garden spider
Araneus diadematus


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7 Comments

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

haha, I don't even let other to kill spiders :D
wow, scary!!!

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

That's very nice to take them out, instead to slap them with slipper as usually people do :D
here in Croatia this spider is harmless, we don't even consider that it is poisonous :D we have here in Dalmatia the Black widow, it's the most poisonous spider of Europe, and it's very common in stonewalls...

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

and you're lucky that you saw such a beautiful specimen!! :)
These are the most poisinous spiders in my country! :D
I'm OK with the small ones (those who don't look scary), some look scary even if they are tiny in size :D and then I use some kind of a jar to carry them away! :D :))

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

i have never seen this one in nature, so was so happy when i saw it eating "something"...just like you, i never touch spiders, once i read that they all are poisonous or their venom causes unsightly allergic reaction on skin...

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

Yes, they are huge!!! I sometime have these or others from Araneus species in my garden and it is hard not no notice them :D
but I feel a bit unconfortable living with them, so I carry them (in a jar) to the forest :D
(don't touch them, they are a bit poisinous)!

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

Thank you very much, spiders are mystery to me so i believe the suggestion is correct :D also, this one is pretty big, about 2 cm in length...

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

This one is very beautiful and light! :)) But the color may vary, so it is normal ;)

Jopy
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Jopy

Croatia

Spotted on Sep 7, 2013
Submitted on Sep 8, 2013

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