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The females, which are much larger than the males, have a body length of around 25mm, a flattened underside and a large posterior. The abdomen is striped with alternating black and yellow lines. It is not smooth but has a jagged appearance and has deep furrows. This trait is what gives this spider the name of “lobata”. Its long legs, which reach around 40mm in length, are also banded pale yellow and black. The males, measuring only 7mm in body-length, are very similar to the female - although their abdomen does not have the characteristic lobes. The Lobed Agriope poisons its prey, which are mainly insects, before eating them. However, like for most other spiders, this venom is non-toxic to us humans.