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Araneus diadematus (Cross garden spider)

Synonyms: Araneus diadematus; Araneus diadematus islandicus; Araneus diadematus nemorosus; Araneus diadematus soror; Araneus diadematus stellatus

Wikipedia Abstract

The spider species Araneus diadematus is commonly called the European garden spider, diadem spider, cross spider, or crowned orb weaver. It is an orb-weaver spider found in Europe and North America.
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Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Polysphincta tuberosa[2]


Parasitized by 
Polysphincta tuberosa[2]
Tromatobia lineatoria[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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


Corsica; Europe; France; Holarctic; Iceland;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Ecology of Commanster
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