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Description of Araneus sturmi
Female 5 to 6 mm.
Abdomen yellow-brown to reddish brown with two large white-fringed dark spots on the front side. Posteriorly often a leaf-shaped figure.
Carapace yellow-brown to reddish brown.
Legs and palps yellow-brown to reddish brown with faint dark annulations.
Male 3 to 5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. Sometimes a little darker.
Shrubs and trees, mainly on conifers.
Common in the whole of Europe.
Spring, summer and autumn.