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Paired Leg Orb Web Spider

fam Araneidae; genus Argiope


Not sure which exact species. Young "Writing Spider" hiding behind its circular, zig-zag stabilimentum, or "web decoration".


The habitat for THIS one was the botanical gardens of Medellín, Colombia.


I saw another one, but who's zig-zag stabilimentum was in one straight line. I assume it's a different species, but I'm curious why one chooses a circle while the other chooses a single row? Thanks to S Frazier for identification help!

1 species ID suggestions

paired-legs orb web spider
Argiope sp. Argiope (spider)


allencraig 5 years ago

Adarsha, I see you are very familiar with these types of web structures!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

amazing !!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Stunning web structure :)
You can refer this one too...

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

allencraig 6 years ago

It's a talented spider, Ruby!

RubyPrakash 6 years ago

nice pattern of work Paired Leg Orb Web Spider.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

You're welcome, Allen

allencraig 6 years ago

Yup! Thanks S Frazier!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

I obtained the common name from this link Here is a similar one I spotted

Medellín, Colombia

Lat: 6.27, Long: -75.56

Spotted on Nov 15, 2012
Submitted on Nov 22, 2012

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