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European Garden Spider

Araneus diadema


orb weaver, large orange and brown/white tesselated abdomen


open sunny goldenrod field mid-day, dangling from the very top of an aster flowering plant, i was sitting right next to this spider and it had folded up its legs and was completely invisible to me until I was very still for a while and it unfurled its legs and started weaving a web inches from my face, wow


SIMILAR TO: European Garden spider Araneus diadema

1 Comment

ForestDragon 5 years ago

Also called the Cross Orbweaver (same species just a different common name). I agree with Mauna's ID suggestion!

Here is an additional web link for info on this beautiful introduced species:

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Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.07, Long: -73.54

Spotted on Jul 30, 2013
Submitted on Sep 19, 2013

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