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Argiope trifasciata  baby | by joaquinportela
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Argiope trifasciata baby

clase :arachnida

orden:araneae

familia :araneidae

genero :argiope

  

The life of Argiope

You are most likely to see Argiope in the late summer and early autumn. This is when the females mature, becoming very large as they yolk up their eggs. The females will construct one or more egg sacs in autumn. The egg sacs will be attached to vegetation near the website and can contain hundreds of eggs. The young hatch in autumn but remain inside the eggsac over winter. Spiderlings emerge from the eggsacs in the spring and build small webs deep in grass and other vegetation throughout the summer. As the spiders grow in size they tend build larger webs higher in the vegetation and thus more noticeable. Once mature, males stop building webs altogether and instead search for females with which to mate. Females will continue to build webs as adults

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Taken on November 9, 2006