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February 19, 2021 at 9:50 am #419cliveAdmin
Hi all, slowly but surely I am publishing more articles over at the Wildside Holidays nature pages… This one is about those beautiful wasp spiders, the argiopes. The male is tiny! 🙂
Read the entire article here-
February 22, 2021 at 9:16 am #448Helen
Beautiful spiders but the way they hang their web sometimes across narrow pathways is a bit eeeeeeekyyy! I walked into one last summer and we both panicked:)
Breathe and try to be nice to people 🙂February 22, 2021 at 4:42 pm #461RockyFarmer
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Close Clive but while Argiope, this is the argentata. The Wasp is Argiope aurantia.
This is a great link: https://spiderid.com/spider/araneidae/argiope/
Mixed feelings about these large orb spiders myself. If well off the track, I’m happy to leave them but they are unwelcome on tracks! I break the web and ensure they swing ‘away’ from the track if possible.February 22, 2021 at 8:40 pm #462Dave
Hi RockyFarmer I think that Argiope aurantia is from the Americas no? The yellow garden spider?
Living the dream!February 22, 2021 at 8:53 pm #463cliveAdmin
Hi all, I used the image for the lobed argiope in my initial post as it shows well the male, female, prey and web. You can see the images of all three argiopes in the link to the page at wildside holidays.
RockyFarmer…. I think Argiope aurantia (yellow garden spider) is distributed in the Americas. There are only three Argiopes in Iberia (Although never say never when it comes to whats where and when!)
Wasp spider – Argiope bruennichi – Araña tigre
Lobed Argiope – Argiope lobulado – Argiope lobata
Introduced and very similar to Argiope Aurantia
Banded garden spider or banded orb weaving spider – Argiope trifasciata
February 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm #464Helen
I followed RockyFarmer’s link.
After clicking the species: https://spiderid.com/spider/araneidae/argiope/aurantia/
Based on collected data, the geographic range for Argiope aurantia includes 2 countries and 31 states in the United States. Argiope aurantia is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of August.
A aurantia is from the Americas. I think Clive’s article is accurate as to the species here in Spain.
Breathe and try to be nice to people 🙂
February 24, 2021 at 11:24 am #480RockyFarmer
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I think actually, Clive’s photo more closely resembles lobata: (https://spiderid.com/spider/araneidae/argiope/lobata/) Which may also be a south american species. I can however, guarantee we have it here too.February 25, 2021 at 10:41 am #491cliveAdmin
As I mentioned in my post above I used the image for the lobed argiope in my initial post as it shows well the male, female, prey and web. You can see the images of all three argiopes in the link to the page at wildside holidays.
Readmore here: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/argiope-spiders-in-spain/
RockyFarmer… The link you posted shows the distribution of Lobed argiope and South America is not mentioned. As far as i am aware it is endemic to iberia and is present across the mediterranean countries…Not the Americas?
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