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Description of Zygiella x-notata (Missing sector orb weaver)
Female 6 to 12 mm.
Abdomen grey-brown with a clear silvery shine and a slightly darker leaf-shaped figure in the middle.
Carapace yellow-brown with a black median band which is anteriorly much broader than posteriorly.
Poten light-dark annulated.
Male 4 to 8 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.
Mainly on buildings and fences, etc.
Common in the whole of Europe. To the east rarer.
Summer, autumn and early winter.