Larinioides sclopetarius, commonly called bridge spider or gray cross spider, is a relatively large orb-weaver spider with holarctic distribution that is often found on bridges, especially near light and over water. The species tends to live on steel objects and is seldom seen on vegetation.
Females reach body length of 10–14mm, males 8–9mm. Their orb webs can have diameters of up to 70 cm.
They often hide during the day, and wait for prey in the center of their web at night. Males can be found mostly during summer, females are active until November in Central Europe.
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