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Orb web spider - Araniella cucurbitina

Observed: 12th May 2012 By: Sharon Bennett
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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DSCF2330 - Araniella cucurbitina
DSCF2317 - approx 6mm
DSCF2332 - red patch above spinners
DSCF2331 - web design -  female
Description:

Very small spider approx 6mm. Bright green/yellow egg shaped abdomen with tiny dots. Female has bright green/yellow abdomen (as in photo). Red patch above spinners (see photo). Eight eyes, middle four forming a square with two other pairs towards side of head. Tiny hairs on legs and body (can be seen on zoom in).

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Thank you

Thank you Alan, really appreciate your comments.
Sharon

Sharon B