Argiope amoena (Araneidae) [Japanese name : kogane-gumo]
The spider weaves an orb web with stabilimentum, or the band of white
thread in the shape of an X at the center of the web.
They have yellow and black stripes as a pattern, inhabit paddy fields,
plains, and gardens.
The length is 20-25 mm.
It is found on four main islands in Japan - namely, Honshu, Shikoku,
Kyushu, and Okinawa.
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