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Araniella cucurbitina



Cucumber spider Araniella cucurbitina
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Female Araniella cucurbitina on white background.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Cucumber spider Araniella cucurbitina
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Female Araniella cucurbitina hanging upside down in its net. Notice the red spot.
(Found: Oxelösund Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Cucumber spider Araniella cucurbitina
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Female Araniella cucurbitina hanging in its rather tiny net among the leaves.
(Found: Oxelösund Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Cucumber spider Araniella cucurbitina
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Side view of a female Araniella cucurbitina.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Cucumber spider Araniella cucurbitina
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Female Araniella cucurbitina upside down.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Cucumber spider Araniella cucurbitina
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Female Araniella cucurbitina facing the camera.
(Found: Oxelösund Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Cucumber spider Araniella cucurbitina
Male juvenile Araniella cucurbitina facing the camera.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Cucumber spider Araniella cucurbitina
Male Araniella cucurbitina. This one is slightly older and have more black stripes.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. 2007 )


Cucumber spider Araniella cucurbitina
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. The red spot above the spinners of an Araniella cucurbitina.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Cucumber spider Araniella cucurbitina
Male Araniella cucurbitina upside down.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. 2007 )


Cucumber spider Araniella cucurbitina
Young Araniella cucurbitina before it gets its green colour.
(Found: Nävsjön Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Facts:
Family:
Araneidae
Scientific name:
Araniella cucurbitina
Common name:
Cucumber spider

The Cucumber spider, Araniella Cucurbitina, is easy to identify. Not only because of its green and yellow abdomen with black dots, it also have a red spot, far back above the spinners. It usually hangs upside down in its net among the plants in the garden
 
 
 

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