Argiope aurantia

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Noun1.Argiope aurantia - a widely distributed North American garden spiderArgiope aurantia - a widely distributed North American garden spider
spider - predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
Argiope, genus Argiope - the type genus of Argiopidae; small genus of orb-weaving spiders
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One of the most stunning of the orb weavers is Argiope aurantia. I call it A.
Stablimentum variations and foraging success in Argiope aurantia and Argiope trifasciata (Araneae: Araneidae).
Mumford Pitfall Corrugated- Taxon traps cardboard-refuge traps Mygalomorphae Undetermined 1 0 Agelenidae Agelenopsis 4 0 Anyphaenidae Hibana futilis (Banks) 1 143 Hibana gracilis (Hentz) 0 30 Hibana 2 6,457 Luppetiana mordax 0 11 (O.P.-Cambridge) Wulfila tantillus Chickering 0 1 Undetermined 5 46 Araneidae Acacesia hamata (Hentz) 0 1 Acanthepeira stellata 0 1 (Walckenaer) Araneus 0 1 Argiope aurantia Lucas 3 1 Cyclosa turbinata (Walckenaer) 0 1 Eustala anastera (Walckenaer) 1 6 Eustala cepina (Walckenaer) 0 1 Eustala 0 11 Neoscona arabesca (Walckenaer) 0 4 Neoscona crucifera (Lucas) 0 2 Neoscona 1 12 Undetermined 12 40 Clubionidae Clubiona abboti L.
Acanthepeira stellata (Marx) Argiope aurantia Lucas Neoscona arabesca (Walckenaer) Neoscona sp.
Araniella displicata Argiope aurantia Argiope trifasciata Cyclosa conica Cyclosa turbinata Cyclosa sp?
Araneidae: Argiope aurantia One of the largest, most conspicuous spiders in New York, the diurnally active black and yellow garden spider occurs in sunny fields and gardens.
Tapes of 44 Argiope aurantia males that inserted both pedipalps--their sperm-delivery structures--into their mates without getting attacked show the males' legs curling up motionless within seconds.
For instance, an adult Argiope aurantia needs to spend an average of 20 to 30 sec of wrapping time to subdue an orthopteran (Harwood, 1973).
Lockley & Young (1993) found a high frequency of house sparrow damage to egg sacs of Argiope aurantia Lucas, 1833.
Banded argiope are close relatives of Argiope aurantia, one of the spiders pictured in the pullout in this issue.