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Argiope lobata is a species of spider belonging to the family Araneidae. The male of this species is small (body length 6 mm) but the female is large and spectacular at up to 25 mm in length. The silver abdomen is marked with black and red spots and carries deep furrows and distinctive lobes around the edge.
The pictured female, was spotted in Volos city, Greece.
Wide distribution encompassing the whole of Africa and stretching to southern Europe and into Asia.
As with other spiders in this genus, the large web is usually decorated with prominent zig-zag stabilimenta.
Spotted on Jun 18, 2019
Submitted on Oct 26, 2019
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