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(Clerck 1757) (Clerck 1757) (Clerck 1757)
Arachnida - Areneae Arachnida - Areneae Arachnida - Areneae
Cross Orb-weaver - Areneus Diadematus Cross Orb-weaver - Areneus Diadematus Cross Orb-weaver - Areneus Diadematus
(Clerck 1757)    
Arachnida - Areneae    
Cross Orb-weaver - Areneus Diadematus    

UK Status: Resident & native.

Distribution: Common, through out most of the British Isles. Females live much longer than the smaller males.

Male Body Length: 5.5mm to 13mm

Female Body Length: 6.5mm to 20mm.

Habitat: To be found in many types of habitat including, Parks, Gardens, Hedgerows, Marshes and Woodland. This species and is very variable in colour, ranging from straw brown, or golden yellow, through to dark brown, or blackish. Markings are also quite variable.

Food Source: Most small insects including, wasps, bees, moths, flies etc.

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