Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Argiope  Audouin, 1826   3 species

Argiope lobata  (Pallas, 1772)

Description
Male palp with median apophysis ± as long as wide, with irregular and large teeth. Conductor rectangularly bent distally. Prosoma female: prosoma shiny silver. Male: unicoloured silver-grey or yellowish. Sternum yellowish-brown, bright medially. Legs yellow, with narrow brown annulations. Opisthosoma male: uniformly yellowish, darker ventrally, lobed laterally. Body length male: 5.2-7.5 mm
Body length female: 16.8-25.5 mm
Additional information
on grass only in very warm places
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Southern Europe to Central Asia and China, northern Africa, South Africa, Israel, India, from Myanmar to New Caledonia and northern Australia
Phenology
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