Picture ID 96375

Picture of unidentified spider

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Black and yellow garden spider. Two in picture both male (small)and female (large)

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  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2019
  • Photographed: Nov 26, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Bengaluru, India
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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I think they are Argiope pulchella. Thank you for sharing a photo of the male and female together.


Fantastic! We would like to see a photo of the egg sac too.


Orbweavers will rebuild after rain damages the web. Yes, she probably hid . Raindrops against a spider or insect can injure them from the force of impact. She may not be ready to deposit her eggs. Females reaching sexual maturity release pheromones that attract males. The semen they collect is stored for months or years in their bodies for later. As she matures she will eat many insects to nourish her eggs as they get larger inside of her in a genetically haploid state. When the eggs are large enough she will release stored semen onto them as she deposits… Read more »