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paired-legs orb web spider

Argiope sp.


(Female) Argiope sp., head to end of abdomen 1 - 1.5 cm. Spiders in this genus are medium size spiders, they build small to medium size vertical orb webs with circular or cross shaped stabilimentum. They wait for prey on the web center with legs in pairs. Male spiders are rarely seen and much smaller in size.


Observed on Pandanus amaryllifolius in a large semi-urban yard & garden next to a disturbed patch of remnant lowland forest.


Several types of insects and spiders make their home in this clump of Pandanus amaryllifolius. The latter include various jumping spiders, lynx spiders and spiders of Argiope sp.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks, Allen

allencraig 8 years ago

Much cleaner stabilimentum than mine! (Nicer "handwriting".)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks Sally & Elizabeth!

Elizabeth Colley
Elizabeth Colley 9 years ago

This doesn't look real - amazing!

Sally Chuang
Sally Chuang 9 years ago

hello..yes..I will post it..After comparison, yours spider is more creative..haha

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Amazing webs these spiders come up with.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Are you going to post it?

Sally Chuang
Sally Chuang 9 years ago

hello..Coincidently, I also found the same spider here last Sunday..Its web is very different with others.....

Scott Frazier
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Spotted on Sep 2, 2012
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012

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