A golden orb weaver is normally thought of as Nephila clavipes, but the spider
picture (a ventral view) that Ann posted looks more like a species of Argiope,
probably A. trifasciata. It is known as the banded Argiope. There would be a
brush on the distal tibiae of legs I, II, IV in Nephila clavipes and these are
absent in the pictures supplied. There are also remnants of a stabilimentum in
the picture and that is found in Argiope orb webs.
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Division of Invertebrate Zoology | American Museum of Natural History
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From: pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net [pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net] on behalf
of Thomas Parker [bugma...@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2016 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: [pestlist] Another spider
It's called the Golden Orb Weaver spider. Beautiful!
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> On Aug 6, 2016, at 9:07 PM, Ann Shaftel <annshaf...@me.com> wrote: