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Green ZigZag Spider

Description:

An Argiope orbweaver in her orb web that is constructed over a large leaf. Female, 6.5mm. Like other Argiope garden spiders, it has a visible white pattern in the center of its web possibly to make it look more visible and larger. The unique part of this species is that the two colors (dark green and light green) on the abdomen is distinctly separated by a clear line. This species is under the A. chloreis group.

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Habitat:

On low plants with wide leaves in Tawau Hills Park headquarters, Tawau, Sabah, Borneo.

Notes:

>>>Map accuracy : 10m radius. Spotted this with Dan near where we have lunch. I have never seen this species before even in photographs. Could be a rare species. This could be a variation or subspecies of Argiope chloreis. Dan's spotting of it http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/234...


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5 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 3 years ago

Wow! Thank you very much for choosing this.
Thanks for all the great comments.

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD. Lovely looking spider.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Chun! This intriguing Argiope orb-weaver is our Spotting of the Day! Hoping it helps identifying it!

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ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 3 years ago

Thank you Pradeep. It sure is.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 3 years ago

Lovely spotting!

ChunXingWong
Spotted by
ChunXingWong

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.40, Long: 117.89

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Jun 16, 2016

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