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Kitenet - Garden Spider - 14 September 2008 - 10:30pm

Observed: 14th September 2008 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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Araneus diadematus - Great Kimble 1

This is a female Garden Spider, Araneus diadematus, whose large orb webs are currently a feature of many gardens. The "diadematus" bit of the name comes from the cross shape made by the white marks on its abdomen.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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I looked it up

Far be it from me to confirm an ID by the multi-talented kitenet, but my guide to spiders by Dick Jones says you are right and I could do with the reputation points.

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)