stringfellow's picture

Araneus?

Observed: 17th October 2011 By: stringfellowstringfellow’s reputation in Invertebratesstringfellow’s reputation in Invertebrates
Photo 17-10-2011 13 42 55.jpg
Description:

A very large spider, approx. 20pence piece abdomen. No obvious markings like Araneus diadematus, very pale/yellow.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Alan Thornhill's picture

diadematus for me

I reckon it's most likely to be A. diadematus. There are some examples of odd colour variations here -
http://www.nicksspiders.com/nicksspiders/araneusdiadematus.htm

Martincito's picture

Great page that Alan... and

Great page that Alan... and there is at least one spider on it very much like this one which even has the array of little black dots on its back.

Martin Harvey's picture

Araneus

So far, we all seem to be uncertain which species this is, so I think it's safest to leave the identification at genus level. For me it looks most like a variety of A. diadematus, but I can't be sure. A. quadratus is another possibility.

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