Monday, January 2, 2012

Yellow Argiope Appensa (Yellow Appensa Garden Spider )

Those photos above were taken in my backyard garden in Bengkulu Sumatera Indonesia. Argiope appensa has been known as the argiope that spotted over hawaii USA. There two kinds of Argiope Appensa spider in Bengkulu Sumatera Indonesia. The first is yellow argiope appensa and the second is white argiope appensa.
The species above is from yellow argiope appensa. This argiope has yellow color over white background color of its body. At the body, there are six black spots at the upper part of body where the biggest spots are two at center . Its legs are black covered with white hair at the base of its feet. The head is black ornamented with white color drawn regularly and delicately at almost all over its head. The overall size is about 50mm-70mm.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Argiope
Species: A. appensa
Binomial name
Argiope appensa
(Walckenaer, 1842)

Pic 1: Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Focal length: 176mm, F-stop:f/5, Exposure time:1/320 sec, ISO 320
Pic 1: Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Focal length: 218mm, F-stop:f/5.6, Exposure time:1/320 sec, ISO 2500

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