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Araneus quadratus



Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Female Araneus quadratus with a yellow abdomen.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Male Araneus quadratus.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Sep 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Female Araneus quadratus. The abdomen is full with eggs. Notice the different colour to the first photo.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Male Araneus quadratus, side view.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Sep 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Female Araneus quadratus.
(Found: Jönåker Sörmland Sweden. Aug 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Female Araneus quadratus.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Sep 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Female Araneus quadratus.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Sep 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Male Araneus quadratus, head-on view.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Sep 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Female Araneus quadratus facing the camera.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Female Araneus quadratus, head-on view.
(Found: Jönåker Sörmland Sweden. Aug 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Licence photo for editorial or commercial use. Female Araneus quadratus.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. 2006 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Male Araneus quadratus, from below.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Sep 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Female Araneus quadratus from below.
(Found: Jönåker Sörmland Sweden. Aug 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Close-up of the epigyne of another Araneus quadratus.
(Found: Jönåker Sörmland Sweden. Aug 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Close-up of the palps of a male Araneus quadratus.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Sep 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Close-up of a palp from the side of a male Araneus quadratus.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Sep 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Female Araneus quadratus, about 10 mm.
(Found: Jönåker Sörmland Sweden. Aug 2008 )


Four-spot orb weaver Araneus quadratus
Male Araneus quadratus, about 6 mm.
(Found: Nyköping Sörmland Sweden. Sep 2008 )


Facts:
Family:
Araneidae
Scientific name:
Araneus quadratus
Common name:
Four-spot orb weaver

The Four-spot orb weaver, Araneus quadratus, gets its name from the markings on its abdomen. Four dark dots surrounded by white. The main colour of the abdomen can be almost any colour.
 
 
 

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