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Wasp Spider A close up of a very large wasp spider found in a grassy field. Argiope bruennichi,Geotagged,Italy,Summer,Wasp spider,eyes,macro,spider Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. That's ridiculously cool! Such tiny eyes on such a large body :) Posted 4 years ago

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''Argiope bruennichi'', or the wasp spider, is a species of orb-web spider distributed throughout central Europe, Northern Europe, north Africa and parts of Asia. Like many other members of the genus ''Argiope'', , it shows striking yellow and black markings on its abdomen.

The spider builds a spiral orb web at dawn or dusk, commonly in long grass a little above ground level, taking it approximately an hour. The prominent zigzag shape called the ''stabilimentum'', or web decoration, featured.. more

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by TristanV
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Uploaded Aug 13, 2015. Captured Aug 11, 2015 08:25 in SP27, 53031 Casole D'elsa SI, Italy.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/790s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm