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Araniella cucurbitina (Green Orb Weaver)

Synonyms: Araniella cossoni

Wikipedia Abstract

Araniella cucurbitina, sometimes called the "cucumber green spider", is a spider of the family Araneidae. Females grow up to 6 millimetres (0.24 in), males only up to 4 mm (0.16 in). The spider is mainly found on forest clearings, where it weaves its orb-web between leaves and flowers. These webs are only about 100 mm (3.9 in) in diameter.This spider does not use a hideout, because it is camouflaged by its green colour. Adult spiders first show this colour in spring.
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Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Musca autumnalis (face fly)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aculepeira ceropegia (oak spider)1
Alopecosa pulverulenta1
Cryphoeca silvicola1
Cyclosa oculata1
Frontinellina frutetorum1
Linyphia hortensis1
Mangora acalypha1
Neriene emphana1
Nigma walckenaeri1
Pardosa hortensis1
Pardosa lugubris1
Philodromus aureolus1
Pityohyphantes phrygianus1
Tapinopa longidens1
Titanoeca quadriguttata1
Xysticus ulmi1

Predators

Arachnospila fumipennis[1]
Tromatobia lineatoria[1]

Consumers

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

Distribution

Palearctic;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster
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