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Wasp spider

Argiope bruennichii

Description:

A species of orb-web spider, the most common group of builders of spiral wheel-shaped webs (web partially shown in third pic). The spider builds a spiral orb web at dawn or dusk, commonly in long grass a little above ground level, taking it approximately an hour. The prominent zigzag shape called the stabilimentum, or web decoration, featured at the centre of the orb is of uncertain function, though it may be to attract insects.

Habitat:

Ter Yde, Belgium.


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Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lat: 51.12, Long: 2.67

Spotted on Jul 31, 2016
Submitted on Aug 12, 2017

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