genus Argiope

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Noun1.genus Argiope - the type genus of Argiopidaegenus Argiope - the type genus of Argiopidae; small genus of orb-weaving spiders
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Argiopidae, family Argiopidae, orb-weaver - spiders that spin orb webs; cosmopolitan in distribution
Argiope aurantia, black and gold garden spider - a widely distributed North American garden spider
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Spiders in the genus Argiope sometimes add decorations to their webs in the form of densely woven bands or ribbons of UV-reflective silk.
In both the genus Argiope and the genus Nephila, female size varies enormously among species, whereas male size is relatively constant.