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Lobed argiope spider (λοβωτή αργιόπη)

Argiope lobata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

The pictured female, was spotted in Volos city, Greece.

Notes:

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.

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2 Comments

Thank you for the nomination, dear Mark and fellow PN rangers!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated

Βόλος, Θεσσαλία - Στερεά Ελλάδα, Greece

Spotted on Jun 18, 2019
Submitted on Oct 26, 2019

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