Neoscona adianta (Walckenaer, 1802)

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Description of Neoscona adianta

Physical Characteristics

Reminds of Aculepeira ceropegia.

Female 5 to 11 mm.
Abdomen orange-brown with a white to yellow oak leaf-shaped figure with an orange-brown longitudinal stripe in the centre.
Carapace grey with a thin dark grey median band and a thin grey band along the sides.
Legs and palps yellowish to orange with a few dark annulations.

Male 4 to 6.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


Dry and wet areas in low vegetation. Especially in heathlands.


Common in the whole of Europe. Rarer in the south.