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Gibbaranea bituberculata (Walckenaer, 1802)

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Description of Gibbaranea bituberculata

Physical Characteristics

Variabel van kleur.

Female 6 to 10 mm.
Abdomen anteriorly with two high lumps, pointing sideways. It has a clear white dividing line between the areas in front of and behind the lumps. Colour in front of the lumps is a yellowish brown to a reddish brown, with white lines that sometimes form the shape of an arrow. Colour behind the lumps lighter brown to almost white with a darker leaf-shaped figure, which sometimes is hardly noticeble.
Carapace light brown to dark brown.
Legs and palps light-dark annulated.

Male 5 to 8 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but often darker.

Habitat

Sunny, warm areas in shrubs and plants.

Distribution

Occurs in the whole of Europe. More common to the south.

Period

Spring and summer.