Summary for Araneus diadematus (Araneae)

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Araneus diadematus. Pregnant female Copyright: Chris Bowes
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Name: Araneus diadematus
Authority: Clerck, 1757
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae

Records: 11319
First Record: 1800
Latest Record: 2014

1992-on hectads: 1321
Pre-1992 hectads: 939
Total hectads: 1646

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
-4m to 750m

Species text

Distribution
The species is widespread in most of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
A large and distinctively marked spider found in a wide range of habitats wherever the habitat can provide supports for its large and conspicuous orb web, such as all types of woodland, scrub and other vegetation, hedgerows and roadside verges, buildings (sometimes inside) and gardens, as well as heathland, quarries and cliff-faces. It spins large orb webs up to 40 cm across at heights of between 1.5 m and 2.5 m (Jones 1983) in shrubs and tall herbaceous vegetation. Both sexes are mature in late summer and autumn, females surviving through to late autumn. It takes two years for the young spiderlings to reach maturity in Britain, and immatures may be found throughout the year.

Status
Common.

Original authors of profile: P. Lee and T. Thomas

Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre.  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 2521 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 5062 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 462 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1578 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2056 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Araneus diadematus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Araneus diadematus

Images

Female Araneus diadematus
Female Araneus diadematus
Garden Spider On the Wall
Garden Spider On the Wall
ARANEUS DIADEMATUS - FEMALE
ARANEUS DIADEMATUS - FEMALE
Araneus diadematus 3
Araneus diadematus 3
Araneus diadematus yellow
Araneus diadematus yellow
Araneus diadematus strawberry garden spider variety
Araneus diadematus strawberry garden spider variety
Cross Orbweaver (Araneus diadematus) Somerset2
Cross Orbweaver (Araneus diadematus) Somerset2
Cross Orbweaver (Araneus diadematus) Somerset
Cross Orbweaver (Araneus diadematus) Somerset
Harmless garden spider. Glad this was outdoors
Harmless garden spider. Glad this was outdoors
Araneus diadematus youngling
Araneus diadematus youngling
Female Araneus diadematus repairing web
Female Araneus diadematus repairing web
Monkton spider
Monkton spider
Araneus diadematus Orange
Araneus diadematus Orange
Unidentified Red Spider 2
Unidentified Red Spider 2
Unidentified Red Spider
Unidentified Red Spider
NO - Araneus Can someone please confirm this as a steatoda
NO - Araneus Can someone please confirm this as a steatoda
Araneus diadematus Unknown suspicious looking spider
Araneus diadematus Unknown suspicious looking spider
Dundee Spider
Dundee Spider
Identify
Identify
NOT False Widow in St. Helens
NOT False Widow in St. Helens
what spider is this
what spider is this
Araneus diadematus colour variety
Araneus diadematus colour variety
Mystery to me
Mystery to me
Unidentified tennant
Unidentified tennant
Unknown spider sighting
Unknown spider sighting
Araneus diadematus. Pregnant female
Araneus diadematus. Pregnant female
found this trying to knock on my door
found this trying to knock on my door
Ms
Ms
Garden spider hiding in corner
Garden spider hiding in corner
Under an Olive Leaf
Under an Olive Leaf
Araneus diadematus underside view female
Araneus diadematus underside view female
Colour var of Garden Spider
Colour var of Garden Spider
Araneus diadematus - Indoors
Araneus diadematus - Indoors
Garden  or Cross spider
Garden or Cross spider
Garden spider at night
Garden spider at night
Araneus diadematus on web
Araneus diadematus on web
Araneus diadematus wrapping Woodlouse
Araneus diadematus wrapping Woodlouse
garden spider
garden spider
Araneus diadematus
Araneus diadematus
Araneus diadematus pair
Araneus diadematus pair
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