Larinioides patagiatuds (Clerck, 1757) - Ornamental Orb-weaver, Bordered Orb-weaver, Weelhouse spider

Occurrence: Larinioides patagiatus is common in the meadows with bushes, on plants near water bodies and on the bridges. It is not abundant species, we can found it in separated areas. Description: Its flattened abdomen is yellow to rusty with dark folium marking, sometimes the marking is not significant. The thighs are rusty to flaming red. Adult females can grow to about 11 mm. Period of occurrence: The adult spiders occur throughout the year. Web: Larinioides patagiatus builds its web from about 1 to 2 meters above the ground. It is big and mostly strong. The spider responds to a prey soon. Signal thread is usually significant and it is connected with a nest from twisted plants or silk shelter (on bridges). On sunny days, this Orb-weaver often sits on the central area of its web and waits for prey. Food: Its food is flies and another flying insects.


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photo: Oto Zimmermann



photo: Oto Zimmermann



photo: Oto Zimmermann



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photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



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photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



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photo: Petr Beneš



photo: Petr Beneš



photo: Petr Beneš



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