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Argiope appensa
(Hawaiian Garden Spider)

Picture ID 193567

Picture of Argiope appensa (Hawaiian Garden Spider) - Male,Female

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HAWAIIAN GARDEN SPIDER WITH BABY?

  • Submitted by: 
    tin
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2024
  • Photographed: Feb 7, 2024
  • Spider: Argiope appensa (Hawaiian Garden Spider)
  • Sex: 
    Sex icon
  • Maturity: 
    Adult
  • Location: DAANBANTAYAN, CEBU,, Philippines
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Saltwater ocean, river, lake, stream
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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Nod

Oooh that’s a lovely shot for the site. The little one is actually an adult male who has come a calling.

TangledWeb

I like how the male spiders are mistaken for babies. 🙂 The little one is the male. There may be more males visiting her soon. She put out a scent to signal them that she’s ready to mate.

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