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Araneus diadematus
(Cross Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 190477

Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver)
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Nod

This is a really nice picture of an orb weaver – The European garden spider – Araneus diadematus. They seem to be doing particularly well in Ireland this year. I am seeing lots of them about.

Nod

All spiders have venom and any spider is capable of biting. But this spider is not at all aggressive. You would want to seriously bother it to get it to bite you. Even then the bite would be no worse than a bee or wasp sting.

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