Gibbaranea gibbosa

    Description

    A medium-sized orb-weaver (females up to 7mm long) with prominent tubercles on the shoulders of the abdomen. It is often attractively marked with some degree of green and sometimes also pinkish red.

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    Habitat

    The spider spins an orb web on trees and shrubs, especially evergreens, in woodland, hedgerows and more open areas.

    When to see it

    Both sexes are adult from early to mid summer.

    UK Status

    Although never particularly common, this species is widespread in southern and eastern England, with scattered records in the west, Wales and north to central Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    1,009 British records for this species to 2015

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map