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Wasp Spider I was out birdwatching when I spotted this little beauty right by my leg, busy weaving her web. Argiope bruennichi,Argiopes,Geotagged,Summer,United Kingdom,Wasp spider,isle of wight,spiders Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Wasp Spider

I was out birdwatching when I spotted this little beauty right by my leg, busy weaving her web.

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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 Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Aug 28, 2018. Captured Aug 27, 2018 23:11 in 2 Coastguard Cottages, Newtown, Newport PO30 4PA, UK.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/11.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 400mm