Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli, 1772) - Wasp spider, Tiger spider

Occurrence: Argiope bruennichi occurs in the meadows. This Orb-weaver is very abundant, often it forms colonies. Description: Its elongated abdomen is yellow with black and white stripes. Adult females can grow to about 18 mm. Period of occurrence: The juveniles hatch from eggs since autumn. The adults are common from July to October. Web: Argiope bruennichi builds usually its big dense and strong web to about 70 cm above the ground. On the vertical axis around the central area of the web, there is a conspicuous silk structure: web decoration or stabilimentum. Its function is not fully understood. The spider responds to a prey soon. During the day it sits on the central area. But in danger or in bad weather it goes outside the web. It doesn't make signal thread and nest. Food: Its basic food is grasshoppers.

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