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cross spider

Araneus diadematus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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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JordiPrats
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JordiPrats

Illes Balears, Spain

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

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