Araneus marmoreus Clerck, 1757 - Marbled Orb-weaver

Occurence: The Marbled Orb-weaver lives on edges of forests and on meadows with long grass. It’s very abundant, we often find some of these close to each other. Description: Its abdomen is round. This species has big color variability. It has a veined markings on the sides of its abdomen. The markings look like marble. A bit rare color version is Araneus marmoreus pyramidatus, characteristic by white or yellow abdomen with dark folium (longitudinal stripe on abdomen, which is tapering to back). An adult female can grow to about 1,5 cm. Period of occurrence: Juveniles are seen in spring, adults are from August to October. Web: The Marbled Orb-weaver weavs big, dense and strong web to about 120 cm above the ground. In most cases the spider reacts to a prey soon. Signal thread is connected with a nest made from entangled leaves or ear grass. The spider often sits on web in a day, especially when it’s sunny. Food: Araneus marmoreus hunts mostly flies, bees and butterflies.

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photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



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photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Václav Kroc



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: Karolina Rücklová



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photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová



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photo: Petr Dedek



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photo: Kryštof Rückl



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photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



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photo: Kryštof Rückl



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