Agalenatea redii (Scopoli, 1763) - Gorse Orb-weaver

Occurence: Agalenatea redii is a thermophilic species, which lives on sunny meadows. It’s very abundant there, often a lot of these spiders are in one area. Description: This species is characteristic with its flat brown hairy abdomen. Adult female can reach 8 mm long. Period of occurrence: Juveniles hatch from eggs from August. They overwinter and adults are seen from April to July. Web: Agalenatea redii weavs its web about 1 meter above ground. The web is strong and the spider reacts to a prey soon. Signal thread is sometimes not significant and is connected with a bowl nest. The most exploited by this species is a tansy. On its dry blooms is Agalenatea redii perfectly camouflaged. On sunny days these spiders often sit on a central area. Food: Agalenatea redii especially hunts small flying insects.

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