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(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.
Spotted on Sep 2, 2012
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012
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