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.


Sunny, warm areas in shrubs and plants.


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


Spring and summer.