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Diadem (Garden) Spider


Diadem (Garden) Spider

Araneus diadematus. Female over 15mm long. Adult specimens from August - October. Builds large, vertical webs and can lay 45 - 600 eggs wrapped in a yellow cocoon. The young hatch the following spring but do not mature for another year. Male woos the female by shaking its web.



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Oh dear !
I'm glad i don't see these in my gardens :-[

6 Oct, 2009

 

Yikeeeees!!!!!

6 Oct, 2009

 

Is he harmless to us human Beans, French Bean!!!

6 Oct, 2009

 

Totally harmless - you'll probably have a few in your garden somewhere. They're actually quite soft & furry when you touch them! - Lol :-))

6 Oct, 2009

 

Think i'll give it a miss and just take your word for it :-/

7 Oct, 2009

 

Well-photographed :o)

7 Oct, 2009

 

I have seen spiders(much smaller) with this marking. I don't mind this size so much and she has nice thick legs, not hair-thin so is quite sturdy...and you would notice it and not accidentally squash it, but I'll give the touching bit a miss if you don't mind. Great pic though:-)

7 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks TT & Bornagain :-))

7 Oct, 2009

 

I'll take your word for them being soft and furry to the touch FB, Don't think I'll be touching one any time soon!

7 Oct, 2009

 

Looking at this spider, glad we didnt make the move to France......

7 Oct, 2009

 

:-)

8 Oct, 2009

 

OMG!! Great photo but my other half would have a hairy fit if he saw this - he can't handle the little ones that we get :-)

9 Oct, 2009

 

Lol.. :-))

9 Oct, 2009



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