Argiope aemula
(Oval St. Andrew's Cross Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Argiope aemula, commonly known as Oval St. Andrew's Cross Spider, belongs to the genus Argiope, in the family Araneidae. Argiope aemula spiders have been sighted 2 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Argiope aemula includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Argiope aemula is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Argiope
  • Species: Argiope aemula

Other Common Names

Oval St. Andrew's Cross Spider

Author

(Walckenaer, 1841)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 2 confirmed sightings of Argiope aemula (Oval St. Andrew's Cross Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 10, 2019 by Spider ID member aliasbhai. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 2 sightings because of certain Argiope aemula sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 50% of the time, Argiope aemula spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 2)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Argiope aemula has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (1). High foliage (1). Ground layer (1).

Location and Range

Argiope aemula (Oval St. Andrew's Cross Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: India, Indonesia.

Seasonality

Argiope aemula has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
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  • March:
  • April: 1
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  • November:
  • December: 1

Featured Pictures

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