Araniella displicata (Hentz, 1847) - Six-spotted Orb-weaver

Occurrence: Araniella displicata is common in the forests on lower pines. It is less abundant species, we find it in separated areas. Description: Its elongated abdomen is green or red with 3 (less often 4) black spots on the sides. On the back of the abdomen there is light marking on both sides. Adult females can grow to about 11 mm. Period of occurrence: The adults are common from March to June. Web: Araniella displicata 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.


photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Juraj Ando



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Juraj Ando



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc




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