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Green Orb Web Spider

Araniells sp., photographed by S Calvert Fisher

Araniells sp., photographed by S Calvert Fisher

 

Araniells sp., photographed by S Calvert Fisher

Araniells sp., photographed by S Calvert Fisher

Green Orb Web Spider – Araniella sp.

This spider is commonly identified as Araniella cucurbitina. However it is virtually indistinguishable from A. opisthographa = A. opistographa, which is also common throughout Britain, and probably under-recorded. There are also a couple of other similar, but much rarer, species of this genus found in Britain.
(on Rhamnus cathartica, 23 May 2009)


Group: Arachnids
Order: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
Species: Araniella sp.
Common Name: Green Orb Web Spider
Author: S Calvert-Fisher
Location: Thrupp Lake

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