Picture ID 172355

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2023
  • Photographed: Jan 24, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Kalaheo , Hawaii, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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She’s lovely! This one is kinda easy… Hawaiian Garden Spider! Argioppe apensa. An interesting bit of biology shown well in your photo – the web is in two different colors. The circle and spokes orb web is gold. The color is a product of the biochemistry of the spider’s diet. The zigzags are called stabilimenta. The singular of the word is stabilimentum. They are made with different silk that is released in a different way through the spigots on the spinnets. The number and arrangement of the spinnerets and their spigots varies by species. The qualities of the silk also… Read more »