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European garden spider (Araneus diadematus)


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The most commonly seen spider in our gardens, hence it name. Garden spiders vary in colour from a light yellowy-brown to very dark brown, but they all have a characteristic white cross-shaped group of spots on their abdomen. It spins the familiar orb web and feeds on flies, wasps ⦠[Read more]butterflies, tending to ignore smaller prey. After mating the females body become swollen with eggs that are laid in a silken web sac that she guards until she dies in late autumn. The eggs hatch the next spring in May.

26th Sep 2011 by Abdallah Abdullah

Art and Design, Environmental Science, Science

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Geocode: Watton at Stone

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