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Larinioides cornutus, the furrow spider,[1] furrow orb spider, or foliate spider[2] is an orb-weaver spider with Holarctic distribution.

Larinioides cornutus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Larinioides
L. cornutus
Binomial name
Larinioides cornutus
  • Aranea apoclisa
  • Aranea foliata
  • Aranea frondosa
  • Aranea leuwenhoekii
  • Araneus cornutus
  • Cyphepeira cornuta
  • Epeica apoclisa
  • Epeira affinis
  • Epeira apoclysa
  • Epeira arundinacea
  • Epeira cornuta
  • Epeira foliata
  • Epeira foliosa
  • Epeira lyrata
  • Epeira marmorata
  • Epeira strix
  • Epeira tectorum
  • Epeira tricolor
  • Epeira vicaria
  • Larinioides cornuta
  • Nuctenea cornuta
Furrow Orb Weaver found in Northern Kentucky

Females reach a body length of about 6–14 mm, males up to 5–9 mm. Leg spans range from 18 to 35 mm.[1]

These spiders are most often found in moist areas, especially near water. The web is built between grass or in low shrubbery. They hide during the day in a silken retreat that opens at the bottom, masked with plant and animal matter and leave it during the night. The web is remade in the evening.[3]

The male lives with the female during mating time, which is in autumn and again in spring. The female produces three to five yellow egg sacs during the summer.[3]

There is possibly a distinct species L. folium, which is very similar but occurs in dry habitat.[3]

Larinioides cornutus with prey


  1. ^ a b Weber, Larry (2003). Spiders of the North Woods. Duluth, MN: Kollath+Stensaas Publ. pp. 88–89.
  2. ^ Furrow Orb Weaver Spider - Larinioides cornutus, North American Insects & Spiders.
  3. ^ a b c Bellmann, H. (1997). Kosmos-Atlas Spinnentiere Europas. Kosmos.

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