Araneus alsine, the Strawberry Spider

This Araneus alsine female was found on 10th August 2013 on one of the Wyre Forest’s wet flushes. It was in a refuge made out of a dead oak leaf that it had carefully attached to some Purple Moor Grass leaves. Its bright colour was conspicuous and the yellow mottling even resembled the seeds on the outside of a strawberry! These spiders are usually hard to find as they generally stay well hidden within their refuge.

Female Araneus alsine, the Strawberry Spider

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