Argiope lobata
(Lobed Argiope)

Picture ID 29874

Picture of Argiope lobata (Lobed Argiope) - Lateral,Webs

Comments & ID Thoughts

Comparing with the other spiders on the site, this looks like a "Banded Garden Spider" (Argiope trifasciata). Since I'm not an expert, my guess could be totally wrong...
Significant web: diameter of at least 50cm, web attached between shrubs about 2m apart.

Significant spider size: I had nothing to measure, but seemed at least about 5cm leg span.

  • Submitted by: 
    JohanQ
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Photographed: Aug 15, 2018
  • Spider: Argiope lobata (Lobed Argiope)
  • Location: Island of Elba, Nisporto, Italy
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes: Lateral, Webs
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Argiope species

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Hi. you might compare to Argiope aurantia species. I think you have a younger female there.

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