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Cucumber green spider

Araniella cucurbitina

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7 Comments

Gina9210
Gina9210 9 years ago

you're welcome! I've seen white Noe not this green beauty. I actually have it on my spotting. they look so delicate!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Than you Gina for another ID! You are also good with spiders :)
I did´t know that they are common in Spain
have you ever seen one of this?

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Thank you again for your help Gina, I am going to add that information in the description field

Gina9210
Gina9210 9 years ago

Thank you Emma.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

great info about the slits!

Gina9210
Gina9210 9 years ago

Sorry, its Araniella cucurbitina

Gina9210
Gina9210 9 years ago

this is called green orb-weaver(araniella cucurbutina) This spiders use special slits on their bodies to detect when an insect is trapped in their webs.These slits (called lyriform organs) pick up vibrations caused by the struggling insect.Nerve endings in the slits end send signals to the spider's brain.

Noe and Pili
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Noe and Pili

Montoro, Andalucía, Spain

Spotted on Apr 4, 2009
Submitted on Jun 9, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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