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Lobed Argiope

Argiope lobata

Description:

Huge spider... Perhaps 6-8 cm long, or even more. Found among scrubs.

Habitat:

Scrubs

Notes:

Cesteira-dos-matos; Aranha-tigre-lobada

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5 Comments

PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 6 years ago

Thank you so much, Bendepauw19. I had no idea of what it was.

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

Great shots! Very cool find.

bendepauw19
bendepauw19 6 years ago

im sorry but that does not look like a spider from the orb weaver family it looks like sort of argiope the drawing on the abdomen is unique to the argiope kind

PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 6 years ago

Thanks, Madalena. It was an incredible beast, indeed!

mendes.madalena
mendes.madalena 6 years ago

what an amazing spider! love it

PedroNicolau
Spotted by
PedroNicolau

Algarve, Portugal

Lat: 37.31, Long: -8.10

Spotted on Sep 4, 2013
Submitted on Sep 5, 2013

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