One very common species during this time of year, the silver argiope (Argiope argentata) is also among the most impressive of our local. Silver argiope. Argiope argentata. Araneae: Araneidae This spectacular orb- weaving spider is common in Southern California in the Summer and Fall. Hide 10 20 30 40 GNAAGLGAAL SQAVSSVGVG ASSGTYANAV SNAVGQFLAG QGILNGANAA 60 70 80 90 SLASSFASAL SASAASVASS.

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Argiope argentata

Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Articles with unsourced statements from May Commons category link is on Wikidata. Even for someone who has held a lens to these small worlds for many years, I am regularly met by something unexpected and new. Natural historySpidersArgiopes.

The original male is perched on the opposite side and remains perfectly still, for now. Upon the disturbance of the web, the female quickly left the center and approached the new male. That male then jumped onto the female and quickly mated with the her. Female with victim a bush cricket in Jamaica. Retrieved from ” https: Like other members of Argiopesilver argiopes often spin stabilimenta into their webs.

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The levels of nature observation are near infinite. Contact the Park Mailing Address: One very common species during this time of year, the silver argiope Argiope argentata is also among the most impressive of our local arachnids. Here, they temporarily share her web during courtship.


We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. These are small kleptoparasitic or commensal spiders which feed on insects trapped by their host’s web.

Ghione, S, Costa FG Female attack is not necessary for male copulatory organ breakage in the sexually cannibalistic spider Argiope argentata Araneae: The situation was ideal for the shot: Like most orb weaving species, the female silver argiope is considerably larger than the male. Views Read Edit View history. Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information. Juveniles of many species, including arventata one, spin a spiralling stabilimentum from the center of the web.

This page was last edited on 28 Mayat Info Alerts Maps Calendar Reserve. Argenina 2There’s also one data point from AZ. During mating, parts of his copulatory organs break off in place, which serves as a sort of plug to prevent potential future suitors from mating with the same female.

He will soon become a part of her nutrition.

argentatta Bugguide is hosted by: The species can potentially be distinguished due to the four projections on the abdomen being more rounded on A. Silver argiopes’ webs are often also home to dewdrop spiders Argyrodes. After hiking the park for a while, inspecting any webs I qrgentata find along the way, I eventually came upon a stand of prickly pear that held a male and female sharing a web.

Furthermore, our field studies show that in the presence of abundant stingless bees, spider decorating behavior is induced. We propose that the high correlation between web decorating in the presence of stingless bees supports the hypothesis that A. Upcoming Events Discussioninsects and people from the BugGuide Gathering in VirginiaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in WisconsinJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in VirginiaJune Please consider a year-end gift to BugGuide!


Posterior half of the top side of the abdomen is dark-colored with “windows” of white. Hypotheses are; that it stabilizes the web, or makes it more apparent to birds which will thus not fly into and wreck it, or it reflects light to attract insect prey, or perhaps most likely helps to camouflage the spider in the web. Argenatta other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Recently, I set out to see if I could find a pair and get a few photographs to illustrate this extreme dimorphism. Catalogue of Texas spiders Allen Dean.

Fabricius[1]. Cabrillo National Monument California. Archived from the original on Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. See the World Spider Catalog. Once mature, they will mate but once or twice before they die.

Texas Entomology – Mike Quinn, Though it sounds as though the male is somewhat expendable in this equation, his sacrifice is crucial to ensuring that his genes are argilpe on.

The division between the light-colored front half and the dark-colored back half is usually straight and unbroken.