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Cross spider

Araneus diadematus


Classic Cross spider eating its dinner on the porch.


Had made its net on the best place under the wall light.


In my comments you can follow its growing and other happenings.

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syzygy 2 months ago

Since last week she has left her ruined net, but stood around under the rim of the porch lamp.

On this day she has disappeared.

Gone laying eggs and die I think...

I will miss her. you will not my further comments about her everydays. (:

syzygy 3 months ago

Yesterday night I have catched her wrapping a "3in1" pack of two tired (but huge) flies and a crane fly.

She left this and another "pack" of a solo crane fly hanging on thread and leisurely she climbed back under the ledge of the outdoor lamp to make her toilette.

Illustration pictures:

So much she has changed, compared with the photos I made when I have spotted her!
And BTW... Her toilette... I have made some further explorations around - as a matter of fact 'below' - her web.

First one is a houseplant on the ledge, which leaves are spotted as if were sprinkled with some highly corrosive liquid, such as spider venom or dissolver... (?)

And what are those black dots on the ground just under the web if not spidy-poop...!?... ( :

syzygy 3 months ago

We could be friends, whatcha thin'?!

You'd better leave the 'bug' off boy!


syzygy 4 months ago

Wow - a male has appeared on a "side-web"! Some legs seem to already be missing...

syzygy 4 months ago

By now abdomen is pretty swollen and lacings have appeared:

syzygy 4 months ago

... So that finally She becomes beautiful and majestic!

I have seen, others have more photos displayed - recently I can upload 3 per spotting. How to get more photo space?

syzygy 4 months ago
syzygy 4 months ago

1-2 fat moths and further small delicates every night and She grows!
Net really is on the best place under the lamp.

Spotted by

Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

Spotted on Aug 17, 2020
Submitted on Aug 18, 2020

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