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Signature Spider

Argiope sp.

Description:

The Signature spider is a species of Orb spider.These spiders construct vertical webs in shrubby plants and decorate their webs with stabilimenta. The silk used to make the stabilimentum has been shown to reflect ultraviolet light very efficiently. As a result, this part of the web would be highly attractive to insects, luring them to its threads.



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5 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar a year ago

Argiope bruennichi

Atul
Atul a year ago

Thanks Mary

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 a year ago

Great spot and photo

Atul
Atul a year ago

Thank you Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Fantastic spot! Awesome signature :-)

Maharashtra, India

Lat: 19.88, Long: 72.69

Spotted on May 12, 2012
Submitted on Jun 11, 2012

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