Araneus sturmi (Hahn, 1831) - Evergreen Orb-weaver

Occurrence: The Evergreen Orb-Weaver lives in forests, on their edges, in bushes and on glades. It is a bit rare species, we can find more spiders close to each other. Description: Its abdomen is round, a bit flat. Its color is mostly orange. Adult female can grow to about 6 mm. Together with Araneus triguttatus it was previously filed in genus Atea. Period of occurrence: Juveniles hatches in summer, they overwinter and adults are seen from April to August. Web: The Evergreen Orb-Weaver weavs small, not too much strong web on trees and bushes from about 150 cm above the ground. The spider reacts to a prey slowly. It doesn’t make nest. The signal thread is connected to place where the spider sits and waits to a prey. We can see the spider sitting on its web rarely. The Evergreen Orb-Weaver hunts small flying insects. Food: The Evergreen Orb-Weaver hunts 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: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Petr Beneš



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Petr Beneš



photo: Petr Beneš



photo: Petr Beneš



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Karolina Rücklová



photo: Karolina Rücklová




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