One very common species during this time of year, the silver argiope (Argiope argentata) is also among the most impressive of our local. Silver argiope. Argiope argentata. Araneae: Araneidae This spectacular orb- weaving spider is common in Southern California in the Summer and Fall. Hide 10 20 30 40 GNAAGLGAAL SQAVSSVGVG ASSGTYANAV SNAVGQFLAG QGILNGANAA 60 70 80 90 SLASSFASAL SASAASVASS.
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Many spiders, and in particular qrgentata in the genus Argiope, spin highly visible web decorations whose function and significance are the subject of spirited debate.
Contributed by Troy Bartlett on 16 February, – 1: Synonyms and other taxonomic changes. The original argiopee is perched on the opposite side and remains perfectly still, for now. Female in California dorsal side.
ADW: Argiope argentata: CLASSIFICATION
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Many species have spent the spring and summer months growing up, feeding on the abundant insect life, and are now reaching their full-grown adult size. However, we also propose that web decorations attract the predators of A. With the pair still in the center of her spiral trap, a second male entered the scene from the bottom edge of the web.
After hiking the park for a while, inspecting any webs I could find along the way, I eventually came upon a stand of prickly pear that held a male and female sharing a web. These findings suggest that spider web decorating behavior is affected by conflicting selection pressures: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Argiope argentata.
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Archived from the original on Usually, males that manage to breed and not fall prey to their partner, spontaneously die during or immediately after their second mating. Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. Alerts In Effect Dismiss.
Due to the heritable component of decorating behavior, web decorating among A. The species can potentially be distinguished due to the four projections on the abdomen being more rounded on A.
Nevertheless, our field surveys also suggest that spiders that decorate their webs show reduced survivorship. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Silver Argiope – Argiope argentata –
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Argenrata this second episode of life and death in the undergrowth was captivating, and luckily, I was able to photograph the sequence. Male silver argiopes are short lived.
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