Photographer-author Deborah Keever shares her nature pictures to educate about Argiope
Family Species Localities References Araneidae Argiope
lobata Not specified Dippenaar- (Pallas, 1772) Schoeman et al.
Other forms of orb weavers included six cases for the genus Argiope
Taxa Feeding Number of Number of Life Guild individuals bromeliads cycle with taxa stage Mollusca Gastropoda, Bulimulidae Hb 3 3 A Gastropoda, Subulinidae Hb 1 1 A Annellida Oligochaeta Dt 48 20 A+I Chelicerata Aranae, Lycosidae Pr 13 8 A Aranae, Argiopidae, Argiope
argentat Pr 1 1 A Aranae, Theraphosidae, Pachistopelma rufonigrum Pr 14 13 A Aranae, Salticidae Pr 6 5 A+I Aranae, Theraphosidae sp 2 Pr 2 2 A Pseudoscorpiones Pr 1 1 A Scorpiones, Bothriuridae, Bothriurus asper Pr 1 1 A Scorpiones, Buthidae Tityus neglectus Pr 4 4 A Myriapoda Chilopoda, Scolopendridae Pr 8 7 A Diplopoda , Spirobolida Pr 25 15 A+I Hexapoda, Insecta Blattariae, Blattidae sp.
In support of functions 1 and 2, decorations on the web of Argiope
aurantia Lucas 1833 reduced predatory attacks by mud-dauber wasps and web damage by birds; simultaneously, web visibility to prey was increased and prey capture rates declined.
The upland forests were characterized by few of the larger (total body length (tbl) > 10mm) species of orb weavers (family Araneidae; genera Araneus, Argiope
, Larinioides, Neoscona).
Hayashi of the University of California, Riverside studied the five fibrous silks of the orb-weaving silver garden spider, Argiope
The Banded Argiope
trifasciata, is considered a cosmopolitan species although it is found in many non-disturbed areas throughout the USA.
One featured creature is the carnivorous argiope
The male yellow garden spider, Argiope
aurantia, has been shown to collaborate in his own instantaneous death: he dies by his own "decision" after inserting the second of his two pedipalps (mating appendages) inside one of the female's genital apertures.
The Argio (named for the argiope
spider, which spins an intricate web) is an inkjet machine that also mounts into a conventional flexo press.
Many species and varieties of animals were observed including Galapagos Tortoises, Marine Iguanas, Land Iguanas, many species of finches, Lava Lizards, Sea Lions, Blue Footed Boobies, Masked Boobies, Waved Albatrosses, Penguins, Frigate Birds, Flightless Cormorants, Argiope
Spiders and the Galapagos Snake.