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Lobed Argiope (female)

Argiope lobata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

coastal meadow

19 Comments

injica
injica 7 years ago

eh ta naša imena :D

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

hvala :) imam još jednu sliku ovoga pauka, ovaj drugi je svjetliji...kažu mina otoku da ga zovu "kučja baba"..omg!

injica
injica 7 years ago

predivan!!!!!!

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

Thank you, I also hope so! :))
And I will try my best to find it :)

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

I hope you will find the wasp spider, can't wait to see it here :)
I agree with you, they are beautiful and have very interesting life :)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

I also like it, the colors look so great (and that is also what I like about this one- these colors really suit spiders :D :) + the shape), but I have seen mine only in photos :(
This one really has long legs!!
haha, digusting they're surely are not :) they have their own beauty :)

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

I checked yours spider, the wasp spider! it's beautiful :) this one looks very scary, body is about 2 cm, legs about 3-4 cm in length, my friend says that it's very disgusting :)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

We have one that has similar colors - Argiope bruennichi, but the shape isn't so interesting! :) This one really is beautiful! :) (a bit scary, though :D)

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

Thank you, sintija :) it's pretty big and nice colored, maybe it's one of the most beautiful spiders in Europe...

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

Interestingly looking spider!!!
Nice spotting! :)

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

Thank you, CindyBinghamKeiser and Samuel Hartman :)

Beautiful!

Samuel Hartman
Samuel Hartman 7 years ago

Nice shot! Kind of reminds me of the spiders in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

Thanks!

suzmonk
suzmonk 7 years ago

Good job, you!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

I was observing 2 orb weaver spiderlings. They did not grow that fast. Well ,looks like they have hibernated for the cold season. I don't see them anymore.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

nice one.

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

yes, it is :) it's pretty big and very common on island where i found it...

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Wow looks amazing!

Jopy
Spotted by
Jopy

Croatia

Spotted on Sep 21, 2013
Submitted on Sep 22, 2013

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