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|Agalanatea redii (Scopoli, 1763)|
Agalenatea redii is a species of 'orbweavers' belonging to the family Araneidae subfamily Araneinae. This species is present in most of Europe and in central Asia.
The adult males of these spiders reach 4–5 millimetres (0.16–0.20 in) of length, while females are 7–8 millimetres (0.28–0.31 in) long. They are active very early and adults can already be encountered from April. This species is thermophilic and prefers open habitats, like sandy and arid grasslands, sunny edges of woods, warm steppes, etc.
The basic color of the body varies from light or dark brown to yellowish-orange. They usually show a dark longitudinal band in the middle of the abdomen, with some trasversal bands. Sometimes the opisthosoma has two large white spots or one dark brown light-edged spot on the back. The whole body is densely hairy, especially in the anterior body section (Prosoma). The abdomen (Opisthosoma ) is quite flat and wider than long. (source: Wikipedia)
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- [2016-10-05 11:39]
Hi Nikos,2 top quality macro,this spider is very small but no problems for you,the sharpness is great in the main post and in the useful WS too,interesting post,a specie not often seen on TN. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2016-10-05 19:37]
A nice shot of this particular species of Orb Weaver Spider. Focus is sharp and colors are bright yet natural in appearance. I also really like the WS image as it gives us a great view from a different angle.
nice shot of this beautiful coloured spider
thanks gr lou
Well captured this Spider. Very nice left side BG. Well light and colour. Nice exposure on petals as well as on spider.
Thanks for sharing,