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Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope australis), female, Silvermine, Table Mountain National Park, SA

Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope australis), female, Silvermine, Table Mountain National Park, SA

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Uploaded 07 Mar 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope australis) is a common spider found in in the fynbos and is a member of the orb-web group of spiders. The larger female has a yellow and black scalloped abdomen. These spiders are harmless to man. They construct large wheel-like webs (orbs). As a diurnal species they continually repair their webs, using them for a number of days. The webs, mainly stretched across bushes, are normally built within one metre of the ground. The webs occupy the ...
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