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''Araniella cucurbitina'' is a spider of the Araneidae family. Females grow up to 8 mm, males only up to 5 mm. The spider is mainly found on forest clearings, where it weaves its orb-web between leaves and flowers. These webs are only about 10 cm in diameter.

This spider does not use a hideout, because it is camouflaged by its green colour. Adult spiders first show this color in spring. Freshly hatched spiderlings are red and change to brown until fall. On the end of the abdomen there.. more

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Aug 31, 2019. Captured May 25, 2019 14:18 in Marienwerderweg 2, 16244 Schorfheide, Germany.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • f/4.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO800
  • 70mm