in summer

Argiope boesenbergi (Araneidae) [Japanese name : chugata kogane-gumo]

IllustThe 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 weave the orb web in grass in mountain regions.

A.boesenbergi differs from A.amoena in its abdominal pattern.

The length is 15-18 mm.

It is found on four main islands in Japan - namely, Honshu, Shikoku,

Kyushu, and Okinawa.


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