Latin name: Araneus quadratus
German name: Vierfleckkreuzspinne
Web: Large orb web
Habitat: Makes a web quite low to the ground (under 50 cm) between grasses and herbs, often in more humid places.
How to recognize:
- typical drawing with four white spots on the back of the abdomen
- different colours: ranging from light yellow - green - orange - red-brown
- large spider, sometimes during the day in web, but usually in retreat on the edge of the web
Looks similar to:
- Can be confused with the Marbled Orbweaver, but the two front light spots of that species are usually larger than the back two. With the Four-spot orbweaver, it is the other way around, with the two fronts spots being almost always larger.
♀: 9-20 mm
♂: 6-8 mm
♀: July till October
♂: June till September