Re: Red Spider with yellow stripe
Given the wide diversity of colour and the fact that the markings often show as a stripe down the body, try Araneus diadematus, and before you say no it's not, accept that it can be any colour form almost black to lemon yellow, the markings can be very variable and there are very few other spiders of any size around at this time of year.
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Last edited by Meta menardi; 01-11-2010 at 10:15 PM.