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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Upon the disturbance of the web, the female quickly left the center and approached the new male. Many spiders, and in particular those in the genus Argiope, spin highly visible web decorations whose function and significance are the subject of spirited debate.

Argiope argentata

Silver argiopes’ webs are often also home to dewdrop spiders Argyrodes. Archived from the original on Posterior half of the top side of the abdomen is dark-colored with “windows” of white. One very common species during this time of year, the silver argiope Argiope argentata is also among the most impressive of our local arachnids. Natural historySpidersArgiopes.

Furthermore, our field studies show that in the presence of abundant stingless bees, spider decorating behavior is induced. Journal of Arachnology University of California, Irvine.

Argiope argentata – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Usually, males that manage to breed and not fall prey to their partner, spontaneously die during or immediately after their second mating. If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office. With the pair still in the center of her spiral trap, a second male entered the scene from the bottom edge of the web. The species can potentially be distinguished due to the four projections on the abdomen being more rounded on A. Here, they temporarily share her web during courtship.


The spider genera Gea and Argiope in America. 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 Carrying the male in a silken purse, the female returned to the center of her web and positioned herself directly across from the other male – who remained perfectly still as she proceeded argentaga eat her ex-mate.

Many species have spent the spring and summer months growing up, feeding on the abundant insect life, and are now reaching their full-grown adult size. Juveniles of many species, including this one, spin a spiralling stabilimentum from the center of the web.

Silver Garden Orbweaver (Argiope argentata) ยท

These findings suggest that spider web decorating behavior is affected by conflicting selection pressures: The original male is perched on the opposite side and remains perfectly still, for now. Fabricius[1]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Click the contributor’s name for licensing and usage information.


In this work, we present data to address two of the competing hypotheses that aargiope this controversy. Ghione, S, Costa FG Female attack is not necessary for male copulatory organ breakage in the sexually cannibalistic spider Argiope argentata Araneae: She reaches 12mm, compared to his 4mm total body length; her long legs adding an aggiope greater reach over the comparatively petite male.

A Day in the (Short) Life – of the male Silver Argiope (Argiope argentata)

We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. We propose that the high correlation between web decorating in the presence of stingless bees supports the hypothesis that A.

The situation was ideal for the shot: Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content. The function of argentwta stabilimentum is not fully understood. Info Alerts Maps Calendar Reserve. Garden orbweavers rebuild their webs each morning in their typical habitat, field edges, open woods and gardens.