Araneus quadratus Clerck, 1757 - Four-spot Orb-weaver

Occurrence: Araneus quadratus is common in the meadows, rarely in the gardens. It is a very abundant species. We often find a lot of spiders close to each other. Description: Its ovoid abdomen can be colored from brown, red, green to yellow. Adult females can grow to about 18 mm. Period of occurrence: The juveniles hatch from eggs since autumn. The adults are common from August to October. Web: Araneus quadratus builds a bigger web to about 1 meter above the ground. The web is strong and the spider responds to a prey soon. The signal thread is connected with a nest from twisted leaves or a grass spikelet. This Orb-weaver not very often sits on the central area. Food: It hunts flies, grasshoppers, butterflies, crane flies and bees.

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photo: Karolina Rücklová



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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



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



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photo: Pavel Brodecký



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photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



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