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Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus)

Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus)
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Copyright: David Cortez (Cortez236) (27)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-31
Categories: Spiders
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-31 14:57
Viewed: 4246
Points: 2
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The European garden spider (Araneus diadematus) or diadem spider, also called the cross spider in Eastern Europe, is a very common and well-known orb-weaver spider in Western Europe. Araneus diadematus also lives in parts of North America, in a range extending from New England and the Southeast to the Northwestern United States and adjacent parts of Canada.

Individual spiders' colouring can range from extremely light yellow to very dark grey, but all European garden spiders have mottled markings across the back with five or more large white dots forming a cross.

The third pair of legs of garden spiders are specialized for assisting in the spinning of orb webs. These spiders also use them to move around on their web without getting stuck. These legs are useful only in the web; while on the ground, these legs are of little value.

This shot shows the underside of the spider taken with a 4x close up lens.

David Cortez.

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So strange!!!
What a web you have cast and not a single member into it?
Focus is the problem here.
Keep shooting and keep posting...thats the way to learn.


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