Araniella opisthographa (Kulczyński, 1905)

Occurrence: Araniella opisthographa is common on bushes and trees. It is an abundant species, but we don´t find the spiders close to each other. Description: Its elongated abdomen is green with 4 black spots on the sides. Adult spiders have a red spot at the lower end of the abdomen. Limbs are orange. Adult females can grow to about 7 mm. There is a possible confusion with Araniella cucurbitina (Clerck, 1757). Determination depends on the shape and configuration of the sexual organs. Period of occurrence: The adults are common from May to August. Web: Araniella opishographa builds its small strong web from about 1 to 2 meters above the ground. The web can be built on one oak leaf. The spider responds to a prey soon. The signal thread is connected with a nest from twisted leaves, but sometimes the nest and the signal thread can miss. During the day we often find this Orb-weavers sitting on the web. Food: Its food is small flying insects.

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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: Petr Beneš



photo: Petr Beneš



photo: Petr Beneš




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