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Garden Spider

 

(Ananeus diadematus), a spider of the family Araneidae. The upper side of the abdomen has white spots that form a cross. Length of the female, 20-25 mm; of the male, 10-11 mm. The garden spider is widely distributed in Europe. It makes a vertical, wheel-shaped trapping web to catch insects for food

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The on-going importance of a balanced ecosystem inspired Keever to share this educational read that serves as a photo-documentary of the Garden Spider in her natural habitat.
Curtis and Carrel (2000) noted that the garden spider often leaves its web to excrete, and that it generally does so at night; however, it excretes under its web, consistent with their impression that its major predators are birds and predatory wasps.
Clockwise from left, a garden spider awaits its prey in the Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum; children join in a construction project at LACMA; a volunteer demonstrates origami at the Japanese American National Museum; a mother and son enjoy PumpkinPalooza
Of the many species that can be observed in and around the home, the three which are very common are the Garden Spider, the Money Spider and last but certainly not the least, that family favourite, theHouse Spider.
Among males of the yellow garden spider, "all of them do it," she says.
Whether lost in battle or through the natural process ofmolting, missing legs of garden spiders usually are replaced, but the new legs are shorter than the originals.
Orb weavers are the most noticeable garden spiders because of their large size, enormous webs and the bright, symmetrical patterns on their abdomens.