Araneus triguttatus (Fabricius, 1775)

Occurrence: Araneus triguttatus is seen on small leafy trees or bushes on forest edges and in light leafy forests, rarely in mixed forests. It is not too much common. Description: Its shape of body and its way of life are similar to Evergreen Orb-Weaver (Araneus sturmi) which is more common. Together with Araneus sturmi Araneus triguttatus was making separated genus Atea. But today are filed in the largest genus of Orb-Weavers, in genus Araneus. Araneus triguttatus is brighter than Evergreen Orb-Weaver and has drab, mostly defunct folium. An adult female can grow to about 6 mm. Period of occurrence: Adults are seen from April to August. Web: It weavs small, not too much strong webs from 1 to 2 meters above the ground. We often find this spider sitting on its web, it sometimes sits on branch. There is connected the signal thread. Food: It hunts small flying insects.


photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Petr Beneš



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Václav Kroc



photo: Aneta Hlavatá



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Eva Legátová



photo: Eva Legátová



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl



photo: Kryštof Rückl




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