Araniella cucurbitina (Clerck 1758) (Family Araneidae)


Male

Spiderling

Web

Female

With Egg Sacks

With Prey Empis opaca

Length: Male 3.4-4.6mm, Female 4-7.4mm
Egg Spiderling Female Male
(10-27 Days) (Earliest: 24.3) June - September
(Earliest: 18.5)
May - July
(Earliest: 17.4)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Food:
Chloromyia formosa

Empis opaca

Hydrotaea irritans

Ametastegia glabrata

Other Insecta
Parasitoids:
Polysphincta tuberosa Larva

Tromatobia lineatoria Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Spider and Harvestman Recording Scheme (UK): Araniella cucurbitina
Araneae Spinnen Europas: Araniella cucurbitina
Nature Spot: Cucumber Green Orb Spider - Araniella cucurbitina


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