Agalenatea redii

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Agalenatea redii
Araneidae - Agalenatea redii.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Agalenatea
Species: A. redii
Binomial name
Agalenatea redii
(Scopoli, 1763)[1]
Synonyms[1]
  • Aranea redii Scopoli, 1763
  • Aranea aldrovandi Scopoli, 1763
  • Aranea cratera Walckenaer, 1802
  • Epeira cratera (Walckenaer, 1802)
  • Epeira solers Walckenaer, 1805
  • Epeira agalena Hahn, 1834
  • Atea sclopetaria C. L. Koch, 1844
  • Anetes caeletron Menge, 1850
  • Epeira sollers Westring, 1861
  • Epeira biocellata Canestrini, 1868
  • Epeira redii (Scopoli, 1763)
  • Araneus redii (Scopoli, 1763)

Agalenatea redii is a species of 'orbweavers' belonging to the family Araneidae subfamily Araneinae. This species is present in most of Europe and in central Asia.

The adult males of these spiders reach 4–5 millimetres (0.16–0.20 in) of length, while females are 7–8 millimetres (0.28–0.31 in) long. They are active very early and adults can already be encountered from April. This species is thermophilic and prefers open habitats, like sandy and arid grasslands, sunny edges of woods, warm steppes, etc.

The basic color of the body varies from light or dark brown to yellowish-orange. They usually show a dark longitudinal band in the middle of the abdomen, with some trasversal bands. Sometimes the opisthosoma has two large white spots or one dark brown light-edged spot on the back. The whole body is densely hairy, especially in the anterior body section (Prosoma). The abdomen (Opisthosoma ) is quite flat and wider than long.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Taxon details Agalenatea redii (Scopoli, 1763)", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-04-08 

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