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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.


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