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Phtheochroa sodaliana
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Garden Spider

Araneus diadematus Copyright: Peter Harvey
© Peter Harvey
Araneus diadematus pair Copyright: Peter Harvey
© Peter Harvey
Garden spiders mature in late summer and autumn. Please note that the spider is very variable in colour. The best distinguishing feature is the cross-like marking on the abdomen.

Araneus spiderlings-2 Copyright: Frederick Linehan
© Frederick Linehan
Araneus spiderlings-1 Copyright: Frederick Linehan
© Frederick Linehan
In spring or early summer one can often find a ball or cluster of spiderlings that belong to this species or related orb web spiders. These spiderlings will then disperse and live separate lives.

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