Garden Spider

Collection by Ian Roddam Photography

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A series of photos of mating rituals in the Garden Spider, Araneus diadematus. If you don't like spiders don't look at this board!

Ian Roddam Photography
Garden Spider Garden Spider

Garden Spider

Waiting on her web. Garden Spider, Waiting

Waiting on her web.

Female Garden Spider Garden Spider, Female

Female Garden Spider

Male will be stored to provide food for the female as she produces egg sac. Garden Spider, Egg, Female, Food, Eggs, Meals, Egg As Food, Yemek, Eten

8] Male will be stored to provide food for the female as she produces egg sac.

Male wrapped in silk Garden Spider, Silk

7) Male wrapped in silk

Female starts to wrap male in silk/ Garden Spider, Silk, Female

6) Female starts to wrap male in silk/

Male and female embrace again, this time the male can't back off Garden Spider, Back Off, Female

5) Male and female embrace again, this time the male can't back off

Male approaches again Garden Spider

4) Male approaches again

Male backs off Garden Spider, Back Off

3) Male backs off

2) Male & female embrace Garden Spider, Female

2) Male & female embrace

Male (on right) tries to approach larger female Garden Spider, Larger, Female, Storage

1) Male (on right) tries to approach larger female