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Argiope appensa
(Hawaiian Garden Spider)

Picture ID 191641

Picture of Argiope appensa (Hawaiian Garden Spider)

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Shot ling distance lasoo type thread to enlarge web. Remains in open night and day centre if web over swimming pool.

  • Submitted by: 
    Jetsam777
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2023
  • Photographed: Nov 2, 2023
  • Spider: Argiope appensa (Hawaiian Garden Spider)
  • Location: Gianyar, Indonesia
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

No, the venom is not medically significant to humans. She also won’t act aggressively except in self-protection from rough handling. She is there to catch large insects that are attracted to the pool. The design of her web is very strong and can stop a heavy bug that is moving fast.
It’s interesting that you saw her shoot a long-distance thread to make a larger web. I haven’t seen that yet.

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