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Araneus diadematus (Cross garden spider)

Wikipedia Abstract

The European garden spider, diadem spider, cross spider, or cross orbweaver (Araneus diadematus) is a very common and well-known orb-weaver spider in Europe and parts of North America, in a range extending from New England and the Southeast to California and the northwestern United States and adjacent parts of southern Canada.
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Infraspecies

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Caron 2130 Wales, United Kingdom
Culbin Bar 1514 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Foinaven 36684 Scotland, United Kingdom
Glannau Môn: Cors heli / Anglesey Coast: Saltmarsh 2614 Wales, United Kingdom  
Glannau Ynys Gybi/ Holy Island Coast 1147 Wales, United Kingdom  
Halkyn Mountain/ Mynydd Helygain 1508 Wales, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Loch Maree Complex 38882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Mendip Limestone Grasslands 1032 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, United Kingdom
Oak Mere 170 England, United Kingdom
Oldshoremore and Sandwood 1096 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Overstrand Cliffs 74 England, United Kingdom    
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake 4529 England, United Kingdom
River Spey 14158 Scotland, United Kingdom
Roman Wall Loughs 1691 England, United Kingdom  
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Simonside Hills 5146 England, United Kingdom  
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
Strathglass Complex 58277 Scotland, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Stiperstones and The Hollies 1486 England, United Kingdom  
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Walton Moss 706 England, United Kingdom  
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Mesembrina meridiana (Mid-day Fly)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acrocephalus palustris (Marsh Warbler)1
Amaurobius similis (Lace webbed spider)1
Anthus pratensis (Meadow Pipit)1
Anthus spinoletta (Water Pipit)1
Anthus trivialis (Tree Pipit)1
Apus apus (Common Swift)1
Araneus quadratus (Spider)1
Argiope bruennichi (Bruennich's garden spider)1
Certhia familiaris (Eurasian Treecreeper)1
Coloeus monedula (Western Jackdaw)1
Corvus corone (Carrion Crow)1
Cyanistes caeruleus (Blue Tit)1
Delichon urbicum (Common house-martin and northern house-martin)1
Emberiza citrinella (Yellowhammer)1
Emberiza schoeniclus (Reed Bunting)1
Ficedula hypoleuca (European Pied Flycatcher)1
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)1
Haplodrassus dalmatensis1
Hirundo rustica (Barn Swallow)1
Lanius collurio (Red-backed Shrike)1
Larinioides cornutus (Furrow Orbweaver)1
Locustella naevia (Common Grasshopper Warbler)1
Lophophanes cristatus (European Crested Tit)1
Motacilla flava (Western Yellow Wagtail)1
Muscicapa striata (Spotted Flycatcher)1
Oenanthe oenanthe (Northern Wheatear)1
Parus major (Great Tit)1
Passer montanus (Eurasian Tree Sparrow)1
Phoenicurus ochruros (Black Redstart)1
Phoenicurus phoenicurus (Common Redstart)1
Pholcus phalangioides (Long-bodied cellar spider)1
Phylloscopus collybita (Common Chiffchaff)1
Phylloscopus sibillatrix (Wood Warbler)1
Phylloscopus trochilus (Willow Warbler)1
Pisaura mirabilis (Tent Spider)1
Prunella modularis (Dunnock)1
Pyrrhula pyrrhula (Eurasian Bullfinch)1
Rana temporaria (European frog)1
Sitta europaea (Eurasian Nuthatch)1
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)1
Sylvia borin (Garden Warbler)1
Trachyzelotes pedestris1
Troglodytes troglodytes (Winter Wren)1
Turdus torquatus (Ring Ouzel)1
Turdus viscivorus (Mistle Thrush)1
Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing)1
Vespa crabro (European hornet)1
Xysticus cristatus (Wandering Crab Spider)1
Xysticus erraticus1
Zelotes latreillei1

Predators

Polysphincta tuberosa[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Polysphincta tuberosa[1]
Tromatobia lineatoria[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens

Distribution

Holarctic;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011