Saturday, August 25, 2012

Grass cross spider (Argiope catenulata)


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This spider is from the family of Araneidae under genus of Argiope. The scientific name for this spider is Argiope catenulata (Doleschall, 1859).



This spider has hairy white carapace,  silver color at the upperside of abdomen with some orange and yellow patterns, brown legs with yellow rings at tibia. The body size is about 14mm.

Scientific Classification:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Arachnida - Arachnids
Order : Araneae - Spiders
Infraorder : Araneomorphae - True Spiders
No Taxon : Entelegynes
Family : Araneidae - Orb Weavers
Genus : Argiope
Species : A. catenulata
Binomial name : Argiope catenulata (Doleschall, 1859)

References:

http://eol.org/pages/1194679/overview
http://dipode-vie.net/Arachnides/Araneidae/Argiope/catenulata.html

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