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Aculepeira armida (Audouin, 1826)

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Description of Aculepeira armida

Physical Characteristics

Female 11.5 to 15 mm.
Abdomen has a rather pointed shape with the rear extending beyond the spinnerets . Colour orange-brown to red with a dark fringed, whitish oak leaf-shaped figure. This fringing is sometimes quite broad. Sides mottled with dark brown and yellow.
Carapace reddish brown with white-grey hair.
Legs and palps clearly light-dark annulated.

Male 6.5 to 7.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.

Habitat

In low plants and shrubs in dry areas and along rivers.

Distribution

Occurs in the Mediterranean area and to the east. Locally fairly common.

Period

Summer.