Araneus triguttatus (Fabricius, 1793)

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Description of Araneus triguttatus

Physical Characteristics

Female 6 mm.
Abdomen clearly tall built. Colour light brown to reddish brown with a broad white or yellowish spot on top. Along the boundary on the front side often white spots.
Carapace light brown to reddish brown.
Legs light brown to reddish brown.
Palps light brown to reddish brown.

Male 4 to 5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. Sometimes a little darker.


Shrubs and trees.


Occurs in the whole of Europe, but quite rare.


Spring and summer.