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Silver argiope

Argiope argentata

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bayucca 10 years ago
Silver Argiope
Argiope argentata

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Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Nice spotting! stabilimenta seeming to be a confusing phenomenon :P

LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Two kinds of stabilimenta within the same species for different stages just doesn't make sense. I can't get my head around what is happening with these spiders.

emanuelgoyco 10 years ago

Awesome! :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Lauren ,the X type means that this is a fully grown ,mature spider. The ii1st or second instar usually make the disc like stbiliminta seen in Adarshas spotting.

LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Hi Emanuel, we've all been debating and theorizing over the stabilimenta of spiders for days. Yours is just in time to add to the excitement. You can see all the comments on

emanuelgoyco 10 years ago

Hahaha it could be both! :) but it can also be a "flower like" patter to attract bugs!

LaurenZarate 10 years ago

PerilOfPlastic and Adarsha: Hi. What do you think about an X shaped stabilimentum like this one? Supposedly it looks like a BIG spider in the web? Or X marks the spot?

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Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Spotted on Nov 18, 2012
Submitted on Nov 18, 2012

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