Friday, 1 October 2010

Wasp Spider - Argiope bruennichi

    Argiope bruennichi
    Family - Araneidae
    Genus - Argiope
    Female - 11-15mm / Male - 4-4.5mm

    Originally, only found near the South Coast, but this species has spread
    This one was living by my Parents' pond in their back garden.

    Female, with the characteristic zig-zag ribbon running through
    the large Orb Web.
    Gosport, Hampshire
    Found in abundance near a group of ponds in East Dorset. 
    Recording and photograph by Trevor Buick.

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