Bridge orbweaver

Bridge orbweaver

Bridge orbweaver, Credit: Camponotus Vagus CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Yellow garden spider - Dan Schneider_cutout_3Description: A medium-sized orbweaver. Females range from 8 – 14 millimetres, males from 6 – 7 millimetres. The cephalothorax is dark with thin white lines along the edge created by hairs. The abdomen has a dark “folium” mark outlined by white. The legs are banded dark and light.

Habitat: Most often found on human structures, such as on windows or around lights on buildings, and of course on bridges. Probably introduced from Europe, this species seems to prefer attaching its web to metal, brick or other non-natural material.

Bridge orbweaver, Credit: Ferran Turmo Gort CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Bridge orbweaver, Credit: Ferran Turmo Gort CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Bridge orbweaver, Credit: Tab Tannery CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Male bridge orbweaver, Credit: Tab Tannery CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Range: South-eastern and South-western Canada and the adjoining states.

Seasonality: Year round.

Trivia: This species may be found very high up on tall buildings.

 

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