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Cm. Orb-weaver

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Cm. Orb-weaver

Special features: The female common orb weaver is a pale yellow-brown colour. The abdomen features brown markings which resemble a leaf pattern.

The name comes from the orb-shaped (rounded) webs this spider spins. It's also a very common species.

The male of the species has a slimmer abdomen, longer legs and darker markings. During the mating season the male moves onto the web of the female.

Latin name: Metellina segmentata

Size: Grows to a length of around 8mm.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: July to October

Habitat: Found amongst any vegetation or structure where it can build its web.

Food: Flies and small insects

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