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Very large European Garden Spider, South of Netherlands This is a very common spider in the Netherlands. When walking through any bushes or fields, you&#039;ll likely walk into a few dozen of these webs. This one, however, is by far the largest European Garden Spider that I have ever spotted. Wikipedia mentions they grow up to about 2cm, but I remember this one being significantly larger. <br />
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Very large European Garden Spider, South of Netherlands

This is a very common spider in the Netherlands. When walking through any bushes or fields, you'll likely walk into a few dozen of these webs. This one, however, is by far the largest European Garden Spider that I have ever spotted. Wikipedia mentions they grow up to about 2cm, but I remember this one being significantly larger.

Note that this particular photo carries a ton of detail (4912 x 7360). To appreciate this detail, open it fullscreen, click "load original" from the menu bar, and after loading zoom in a few levels using your mouse wheel.

Closeup shot:

Extreme closeup of European Garden Spider A cropped macro of the abdomen of a female European Garden Spider, this one being unusually large. In dutch it is called a "cross spider" referring to the pattern on the abdomen. The translation of the latin word "Araneus" is crown. Contrary to most other spiders, this one is not shy. It often sits in the middle of its web, head down, in normal day light.<br />
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Full body:<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/21779/very_large_european_garden_spider_south_of_netherlands.html Araneus diadematus,Europe,European garden spider,Heesch,Macro,Netherlands

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  1. Wow, wonderful markings, great photo Posted 6 years ago

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The European garden spider, diadem spider, cross spider, or cross orbweaver is a very common and well-known orb-weaver spider in Europe and parts of North America, in a range extending from New England and the Southeast to California and the northwestern United States and adjacent parts of southern Canada.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Sep 11, 2014. Captured Jul 12, 2014 16:20.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm