Argiope boesenbergi (Araneidae) [Japanese name : chugata 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 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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