Araneus alsine (Walckenaer, 1802) - Strawberry spider, Orange wheelweaving spider

Occurrence: Araneus alsine is common in moist meadows. It is less abundant species. In separated areas we can found the spiders close to each other. Description: Its round abdomen is underneath dark rusty and above mostly orange with white spots. Limbs are rusty. Adult females can grow to about 12 mm. Period of occurrence: We find the juveniles in spring. The adults occur from August to October. Web: Araneus alsine builds a smaller web to about 25 cm above the ground. The web is strong and the spider responds to a prey soon. But it is very timid and at a tiny distractions it flees to its nest. The signal thread is connected with a nest from a dry leaf or live twisted leaves. During the day we find this Orb-weavers sitting on the web rarely. Food: It hunts mainly small flying insects (e.g. planthoppers), crane flies or grasshoppers.

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photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Pavel Mitro



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc




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