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Araneus quadratus (Spider)

Synonyms: Araneus flavidus; Araneus quadratus minimus; Araneus quadratus subviridis; Araneus reaumuri

Wikipedia Abstract

The four-spot orb-weaver (Araneus quadratus) is a common orb-weaver spider found in Europe and Central Asia, and as far as the Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan. Females can reach 17 mm in length, especially when gravid, males approximately half that. They are quite variable in appearance, ranging from brown to bright orange or green, but they always have the characteristic four white spots on the abdomen.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Border Mires, Kielder – Butterburn 29286 England, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Caron 2130 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Llyn/ Lleyn Fens 701 Wales, United Kingdom
Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn 740 Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 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  
Inchnadamph 3170 Scotland, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
Oak Mere 170 England, United Kingdom
Rhos Llawr-cwrt 114 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rooksmoor 152 England, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, 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

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 diadematus (Cross garden 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

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Polysphincta tuberosa[1]

Distribution

Palearctic; Spain; Switzerland, France;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access