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Four-spot orb-weaver spider. Close-up of a male four-spot orb-weaver (Araneus quadratus) on its web. Females grow to between 9 and 22 millimetres in length, whereas the male usually measures around 8 millimetres. A. quadratus lives in low vegetation where it builds webs of up to 40 centimetres in diameter. This spider is widespread and common throughout Europe. Photographed in the UK.
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