Zygiella atrica

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Zygiella atrica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Zygiella
Species: Z. atrica
Binomial name
Zygiella atrica
(C. L. Koch), 1845
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Zygiella atrica, like other Zygiella species, builds an orb web with two missing sectors, and a signalling thread in the center of those, leading to its hideout, whereas young spiders build a complete web.

Unlike Z. x-notata, this spider is found away from houses, on bushes and rocky sites away from human habitation. It is also more brown.

A typical web of a Zygiella spider.

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