Garden Spider

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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

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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