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cross spider

Araneus diadematus


It's a kind of orb-weaver spider found in Europe and North America. Grey in colour with white markings across the dorsal abdomen forming a cross, 10mm in size approx.


Mediterranean pine forest, spotted at coastal area of Menorca Island. A. diadematus has a holarctic distribution, found throughout Europe and across North America, from southern Canada to Mexico, and from British Columbia to Newfoundland.


Commonly called the European garden spider, diadem spider, cross spider, or crowned orb weaver. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Arachnida Order: Araneae Suborder: Araneomorphae Family: Araneidae Genus: Araneus Species: A. diadematus

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Illes Balears, Spain

Spotted on Jul 17, 2017
Submitted on Aug 17, 2017

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