Green Leaf Web Spider

The Green Leaf Web Spider (Nigma walckenaeri) is a small arachnid in the Dictynidae family of cribellate spiders. A cribellate spider has a cribellum which is a silk-spinning organ. 

The Green Leaf Web Spider is yellowish, with a shiny, green abdomen which is well camouflaged on leaves. It has eight legs.  

Green Leaf Web Spider

It grows to about half a centimetre (a quarter of an inch) in length. 

It is found in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom and southern Europe. It can be seen from August to October in parks and gardens, as well as scrublands. The female is also often seen in winter, up to January.

It feeds on insects. 

The Green Leaf Web Spider makes a web on the underside of a leaf, as well as the upperside. The leaf is usually broad with a curved surface. 

Green Leaf Web Spider
Green Leaf Web Spider
Green Leaf Web Spider

Location of photographs: Paris, France

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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