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Silver Argiope Spider

Argiope argentata

Habitat:

Tropical Dry Forest in NW Costa Rica. Rainy season

2 Species ID Suggestions

Argiope sp


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14 Comments

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 10 years ago

thanks gentleman. there are only four possibilities for this one. the argentata is the most reasonable. the coloration, in brilliance and shape, on this particular speciman was unlike any I saw on the web.

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 10 years ago

Yes indeed you may be right... I think the savignyi is known to make a silk "disc", but I am no expert. Upon your suggestion I did a bit if research and found the S. savignyi has been observed preying upon bats!!! Now that is freaky! http://caribjsci.org/dec07/43_273d-284d....

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

@ulvalactuca77
Check the pattern also of that White silk signature... may X type in many species of Argiope spiders...

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 10 years ago

oh, haha. Late to the party as usual.

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 10 years ago

That's^ a Silver Argiope (Argiope argentata) http://naturecloseups.com/?s=argiope The X in the web is typical of them..

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Deleted my ID suggestion... Thought of savgnyi specie...
ulvalactuca77 is correct..

TommasoBiasiolo
TommasoBiasiolo 10 years ago

You are welcome. Can't go further... hehehe

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 10 years ago

Entonces esta coloracion que tiene es variable dentro la especie o es una especie indeterminable por las fotos ke tengo?

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

The A argentata es la mas comun, en Costa Rica.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 10 years ago

Any ideas Jonathan?

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 10 years ago

I have narrowed this down to a Silver Argiope Spider but I am not sure of the species.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 10 years ago

Tommaso, thanks for the lead!

TommasoBiasiolo
TommasoBiasiolo 10 years ago

I guess is an S. Andrews cross spider because the position of the legs and the white thick line in the web. Don't know witch species though.

LarryGraziano
Spotted by
LarryGraziano

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 28, 2011
Submitted on Oct 28, 2011

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