Araniella alpica (L. Koch, 1869)

Occurence: Araniella alpica occurs in the mountain forests most often on lower pines or spruces. It isn´t an abundant species, we can found it in separated areas of in the mountain regions. Description: Its elongated abdomen is mostly green, but sometimes we find the spiders with yellow, orange or red abdomen. It has 0-2 black spots on the sides of its abdomen. The juvenilles can be colored brown. Adult females can grow to about 8 mm. Period of occurrence: The adults are common from June to August. Web: Araniella alpica builds its small strong web of about 1 to 2 meters above the ground. It responds to a prey soon. The nest and the signal thread can miss. The Orb-weaver mostly sits in the central area of its web. Food: It hunts small flying insects.

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photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



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photo: Martin Forman




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