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Silver signature spider

Argiope lobata

Description:

The male of this species is small (body length 6 mm) but the female is large and spectacular at up to 25 mm in length. The silver abdomen is marked with black and red spots and carries deep furrows and distinctive lobes around the edge. As with other spiders in this genus, the large web is usually decorated with prominent zig-zag stabilimenta.

Notes:

In the fourth photo, he had just caught his breakfast!


1 species ID suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 6 years ago
Silver signature spider
Argiope lobata Argiope lobata

8 Comments

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 6 years ago

Lol, I love spiders, though I'm always careful around them. Thanks for the comment!

NicoleB
NicoleB 6 years ago

Awesome fellow, even though spiders creep me out a bit :)

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 6 years ago

Wow, thanks very much!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

This is best Argiope sp spotting I seen on Project Noah..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Welcome..!!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 6 years ago

I have seen a few around, but never as clear as this one. Thanks again!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

I will never forget Signature spider... what caused me to be here on Project Noah..!!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 6 years ago

Brilliant! Thanks for the ID. :)

Algarve, Portugal

Lat: 37.15, Long: -7.79

Spotted on Jul 27, 2011
Submitted on Jul 27, 2011

Reference

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