Gibbaranea omoeda (Thorell, 1870)

Occurrence: Gibbaranea omoeda lives in spruce woods. We can find it in mountains and lower altitude, but in higher height above sea level is more abundant. Description: Its color is very variable, it can be light beige, green, orange or black. It always has two humps on its abdomen. Adult female can grow to about 1 cm long. Period of occurrence: Juveniles are seen from summer to fall, adults are seen from April to July. Web: Gibbaranea omoeda weavs its webs on branches of spruces, rarely between trees. The web is dense and not too much strong. The spider reacts to a prey soon. Signal thread (sometimes not significant) is connected with branch. There is spider having a rest and is perfectly camouflaged. Spider is sitting on its web in day rarely. Food: Gibbaranea omoeda hunts small flying insects.

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photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Kryštof Rückl



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



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Václav Kroc



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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