For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa: please click on the following links:
Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography: Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc.

Videos: YouTube

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Garden Orb Web Spider (Argiope lobota)

Family Araneidae Argiopinae
 I found this spider in Kruger National Park in the beginning of the year. It is the first time it is recorded as see there.

9 comments:

Jo said...

OMW Congratulations Joan! Do you go down in the nature annuls as having discovered this beautiful creature in KNP? I hope you're having a great day. Greetings Jo

Gaelyn said...

That's cuz you have the eye.

Jonker Fourie said...

I know the Golden Orb Web Spider but haven't seen this one yet

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jo. Yes I do but not in any place that counts, just on the spider database. :)

Have agreat week.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Gaelyn. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Dont confuse GARDEN orb spiders with GOLDEN orb spiders Jonker. They are two different species. :)

Rhodesia said...

That is a fantastic find well done Joan. Have a good week Diane

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Diane. It is nice to contribute data like this.

David Trewin said...

I am on holiday in Plettenberg Bay and hired a small boat to travel along a local gorge, whilst having a look around towards the end of the river I noticed a large yellow and grey spider with black and grey legs. I have taken a photo before returning to my hotel room to look it up. It is definitely same as your find in the Kruger, Joan. Are they dangerous ?
David Trewin UK 07/03/2014