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Quick Facts

Scientific name:  Araneus angulatus

Size:  Up to 19mm

Distribution:  Rare.  Found in coastal counties in southern England

Months seen:  All year round

Habitat:  Found on bushes and trees - often in woodland

Food:  Small invertebrates

Special features:  Angular Orbweb Spiders have a dark brown carapace which is covered with grey-white hair.  The abdomen has an oak leaf pattern on the top, but the most distinctive features are the two horn-like projections called 'tubercles'.  The legs are brown with darker bands.

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