Comments & ID Thoughts
This os the dorsal side of my previous photo - Picture ID 60742 We can see both photos very well when I log into the ID page.
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- Submitted: May 15, 2019
- Photographed: May 14, 2019
- Spider: Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider)
- Location: Perth WA Australia, Australia
- Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Dorsal, Webs
This is the dorsal side of my previous photo – Picture ID 60742 – We can see both photos very well when I log into the ID page.
Hi, this appears to be Argiope trifasciata. From your other discussion line, Argiope spiders make a special kind of web called stabilimentum that looks like a zigzag line. Sometimes it is X shaped with the spider in an X position in the center. Sometimes the spider poses like an H with the webbing above and below. It may serve to disguise the spider, scientists aren’t quite sure what it is for.