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Asian Yellow-banded Signature Spider.

Argiope aemula

Description:

banded,orb weaver,dorsal and ventral view.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago
St. Andrews Cross Spider
Argiope aemula Image #1 of the bug Signature Spider (Argiope aemula)


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10 Comments

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Ronaldo, I felt very lucky to have been able to spot it!

Ronald Lo
Ronald Lo 10 years ago

Ah, another Cross Spider... :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Thanks so much Ashish! Awesome information. Will update accordingly.
I agree PN introduced me to the world of these fascinating creatures too!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Sorry for my insufficient previous comment. ID should be Asian Yellow-banded Signature Spider.
They known for White marking on their webs what confuse prey insects to result them to jam into their webs.
Their head part is covered with Silvery hair so know also as Silver orb-weaver spiders.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_(sp...)
I like to tell more about these amazing spiders which caused me to here on Project Noah.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

I ID'd this spider as Indian Aemula with scientific name as Argiope aemula
Thanks fo rthe ID help Ashish and Bayucca.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Thanks so much Ashish!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

If all images are wrongly IDed... as Argiope bruennichi
https://www.google.co.in/search?q=argiop...

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

I think it is Argiope aemula, same one link this (but not Bruennichi, see comments):
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Moved to Arthropods

HemaShah
Spotted by
HemaShah

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Dec 21, 2012
Submitted on Dec 21, 2012

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