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  1. Beautiful lighting for this arachnid sighting and image. Highlights the stunning markings perfectly. Wonderful artistry! Posted 19 days ago
    1. Thanks Ruth, we have all black buildings here, so that makes for a "naturally" classy background ;o) Posted 19 days ago
  2. This pic perfectly shows the magic pattern of the orb weaver! Posted 19 days ago
    1. Thanks Pato, it was just a quick snapshot (took two images) but it came out really well - I agree :o) Posted 19 days ago
  3. Lovely gloomy atmosphere, perfect! Posted 18 days ago

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Larinioides sericatus is a relatively large orb-weaver spider common in most of Europe and parts of North America and Asia.

Females reach body length of 10–14mm, males 8–9mm.[1] Their orb webs can have diameters of up to 70 cm.

They often hide during the day, and wait for prey in the center of their web at night. Males can be found mostly during summer, females are active until November in Central Europe.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Aug 4, 2019. Captured in Den Alerdinckweg 4A, 8055 PE Laag Zuthem, Netherlands.