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Argiope appensa
(Hawaiian Garden Spider)

Picture ID 193569

Picture of Argiope appensa (Hawaiian Garden Spider) - Female - Webs

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TO SHOW THE BACKGROUND AREA OF THIS AMAZING HAWAIIAN GARDEN SPIDER, HAS BEEN WITH ME 7 DAYS.THERE APPEARED A SMALL SPIDER WITH HER.YESTERDAY THERE WAS A SMALL THREAD HANGING ABOUT 2 INCHES WITH A SACK OF THREE SMALL ROUND OBJECTS IN IT LOOKED LIKE APPLE PIPS.WERE THESE EGGS, OR HATCHLINGS I WONDER? TEMPERATURE 27 TODAY, THIS MORNING NOW 11:20

  • Submitted by: 
    tin
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2024
  • Photographed: Feb 7, 2024
  • Spider: Argiope appensa (Hawaiian Garden Spider)
  • Sex: 
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  • Location: DAANBANTAYAN, CEBU ISLAND, 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: Webs
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TangledWeb

Thanks, that’s a huge web! Her eggs will look like yellow fuzz. Some species create distracting objects in their webs, sculpted from silk and debris and dead bugs. I don’t know if this species does this. She might have left-over food wrapped up to eat later. The silk works like plastic wrap, it helps keep prey fresh.

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