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Silver Argiope

Argiope argentata

Description:

Females are large, very distinctive orbweavers. Males are much smaller and duller in color.

Habitat:

A large population of this species exists among an abundance of prickly-pear cacti at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach.

Notes:

Apart from the cactus patch, these spiders were nowhere to be seen.

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3 Comments

aerielstray
aerielstray 8 years ago

That is so beautiful!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Great series Bug Eric.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Awesome!

BugEric
Spotted by
BugEric

California, USA

Spotted on May 16, 2011
Submitted on Jan 17, 2013

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