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Argiope lobata Argiope lobata, top view. Argiope lobata Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Argiope lobata

Argiope lobata, top view.

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  1. Wonderful, what a beast! Posted 2 years ago
    1. And given the fact that this one is not a fully grown adult... lateral (lobes) marks and size of the abdomen are a little bit wider on a fully grown adult... ;) This one was captured very close from where I live, so is relatively easy to follow. Let's hope it handles some predators ;) Thanks for the feedback, my friend, cheers* Posted 2 years ago

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''Argiope lobata'' is a species of spider belonging to the family Araneidae. It has a wide distribution encompassing the whole of Africa and stretching to southern Europe and into Asia.

The male of this species is small 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. As with other spiders in this genus, the large web is usually decorated with prominent.. more

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Uploaded Sep 5, 2016. Captured Sep 5, 2016 16:39.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO160
  • 50mm