Picture ID 132723

Picture of unidentified spider

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I have no idea about this. That is the reason I came to this site, to see if someone could identify this.
S-Peru, on the border with Chile, at the tip of the most arid place on earth, the Atacama desert.

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  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2020
  • Photographed: Dec 6, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Tacna, Peru
  • Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Desert area
  • Found in web?: No
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It definitely belongs to Genus Argiope. Argiopes are also known as Garden Spiders, Writing Spiders, or Signature Spiders. However, its web seems to lack the characteristic X-shaped stabilimenta that Argiopes are famous for. Argiopes are found in temperate and tropical climates all over the world, but only six species have been recorded in South America. Of those, there are two I was completely unable to find images of. I suspect the number of species recorded in South America is so small only because of insufficient research. My imagination shimmers with the thought of all the fascinating spiders yet to be… Read more »