Neoscona adianta

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Neoscona adianta
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Neoscona adianta from Belgium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Neoscona
Species: N. adianta
Binomial name
Neoscona adianta
Walckenaer, 1802

Neoscona adianta is a species of spider belonging to the family Araneidae. It has a Palaearctic distribution.

The coloration includes a brown to red abdomen marked with a series of black-bordered white or cream triangles. The female has a body length (excluding legs) of around 9 millimetres (0.35 in), the male being rather smaller. The web is usually constructed among flower heads, the spider sitting in full view beside the web on a pad of silk.

References[edit]

Preston-Mafham, Ken (1998). Spiders: Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Angus Books. ISBN 978-1-904594-93-2.