Argiope australis

Featured spider picture The spider species Argiope australis belongs to the genus Argiope, in the family Araneidae. Argiope australis spiders have been sighted 5 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Argiope australis includes 2 countries and 0 states in the United States. Argiope australis is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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


(Walckenaer, 1805)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 5 confirmed sightings of Argiope australis, with the most recent sighting submitted on January 10, 2020 by Spider ID member kimurgor. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 5 sightings because of certain Argiope australis sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 100% of the time, Argiope australis spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 5)
  • Sex: 2 female and 2 male.
  • Environment: Argiope australis has been sighted 5 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (2). Low foliage (1). High foliage (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (1).

Location and Range

Argiope australis has been sighted in the following countries: Kenya, South Africa.


Argiope australis has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January: 2
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  • March: 3
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Featured Pictures

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