Argiope bruennichi
(Wasp Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Argiope bruennichi, commonly known as Wasp Spider, belongs to the genus Argiope, in the family Araneidae. Argiope bruennichi spiders have been sighted 4 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Argiope bruennichi includes 4 countries and 0 states in the United States. Argiope bruennichi is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of August.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Wasp Spider

Author

Scopoli, 1772

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Sightings Overview

There have been 4 confirmed sightings of Argiope bruennichi (Wasp Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on March 13, 2019 by Spider ID member condegil. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 4 sightings because of certain Argiope bruennichi sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 100% of the time, Argiope bruennichi spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 4)
  • Sex: 2 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Argiope bruennichi has been sighted 5 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Low foliage (3). Under rock or debris (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (1).

Location and Range

Argiope bruennichi (Wasp Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Turkey.

Seasonality

Argiope bruennichi has been primarily sighted during the month of August.

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  • July: 1
  • August: 1
  • September: 1
  • October: 1
  • November:
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Argiope bruennichi (Wasp Spider) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Argiope bruennichi (Wasp Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
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  • Submitted Calendar iconMay 27, 2018
  • Photographed Picture iconOct 14, 2004
  • RickCWest
  • Sex icon
    Female
  • Location iconLas Varas, Nayarit State, Mexico
  • Comment icon1 Comments
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Picture of Argiope bruennichi (Wasp Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
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  • Submitted Calendar iconDec 18, 2017
  • Photographed Picture iconAug 27, 2015
  • MarcD6
  • Sex icon
    Female
  • Location iconTorà, Lleida, Spain
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