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Larinioides sericatus The two names Larinioides sclopetarius and sericatus are synonymous and have been exchanged as valid/synonymous varoius times in past years both seem to be in wide usage still. I&#039;ve uploaded a paler version of this spider under the name Larinioides sclopetarius (westring, 1850) as the image linked below, but note that it is the same species:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/101935/larinioides_sclopetarius_-_paler.html" title="Larinioides sclopetarius - Paler"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/101935_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1623888010&Signature=Huq%2FjLD9xy0uTAQNbPy3FnDQokY%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Larinioides sclopetarius - Paler A paler version to complement this one:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/82726/larinioides_sericatus.html<br />
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I&#039;ve named this image as Larinioides sclopetarius now - the two names Larinioides sclopetarius and sericatus are synonymous and have been exchanged as valid/synonymous various times in the past. Both seem to be in wide usage still. Alerdinck,Arachnida,Araneae,Araneidae,Geotagged,Gray Cross Spider,Labidognatha,Larinioides,Larinioides sclopetarius,Larinioides sericatus,Megoperculata,Micrura,Netherlands,nl: Brugspin" /></a></figure><br />
This image was picked for the cover of the October 2020 issue of the magazine &quot;Koppel&quot;<br />
<a href="https://www.knnv.nl/sites/www.knnv.nl/files/Koppel" rel="nofollow">https://www.knnv.nl/sites/www.knnv.nl/files/Koppel</a> Jaargang 8 - nummer 4 - oktober 2020 web.pdf Alerdinck,Arachnida,Araneae,Araneidae,Geotagged,Gray Cross Spider,Labidognatha,Larinioides,Larinioides sclopetarius,Larinioides sericatus,Megoperculata,Micrura,Netherlands,nl: Brugspin Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Larinioides sericatus

The two names Larinioides sclopetarius and sericatus are synonymous and have been exchanged as valid/synonymous varoius times in past years both seem to be in wide usage still. I've uploaded a paler version of this spider under the name Larinioides sclopetarius (westring, 1850) as the image linked below, but note that it is the same species:

Larinioides sclopetarius - Paler A paler version to complement this one:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/82726/larinioides_sericatus.html<br />
<br />
I've named this image as Larinioides sclopetarius now - the two names Larinioides sclopetarius and sericatus are synonymous and have been exchanged as valid/synonymous various times in the past. Both seem to be in wide usage still. Alerdinck,Arachnida,Araneae,Araneidae,Geotagged,Gray Cross Spider,Labidognatha,Larinioides,Larinioides sclopetarius,Larinioides sericatus,Megoperculata,Micrura,Netherlands,nl: Brugspin

This image was picked for the cover of the October 2020 issue of the magazine "Koppel"
https://www.knnv.nl/sites/www.knnv.nl/files/Koppel Jaargang 8 - nummer 4 - oktober 2020 web.pdf

    comments (5)

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