2010 Araneus diadematus

Spider of the Year 2010

The garden spider

Araneus diadematus Clerck, 1757

Araneus diadematus

Araneus diadematus

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It is one of the best known of all the spiders: the garden spider. Evidence of this is reflected in the number of hits in the search engine „Google“. For www.google.at, as of 14.11.2009, there were 166,000 hits for the German name „Gartenkreuzspinne“ and 57,100 for the scientific name Araneus diadematus (lat. Araneus = Spider, diadematus = decorated with an ornamental headband or diadem).

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