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Argiope trifasciata
Argiope trifasciata
Writing Spider With Stabilimenta
Photographer: Bruce Marlin

ID: 0000 0000 0107 2121 (2007-01-22)

Copyright © 2007 Cirrus Digital Imaging

  • date of photo  Sep 9, 2002
  • location   Winfield (DuPage County, Illinois, US)
  • family Araneidae
  • order Araneae
  • class Arachnida
  • notes   This is a female specimen. The heavy zig-zag portion of the web is known as stabilimenta. Its function is unknown, but it is thought to resemble writing, hence the common name. Only diurnal spiders use stabilimenta. More at:
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Spider

  • common names   Writing Spider With Stabilimenta (photographer)
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    Using this photo   The thumbnail photo (128x192 pixels) on this page may be freely used for personal or academic purposes without prior permission under the Fair Use provisions of US copyright law as long as the photo is clearly credited with © 2007 Cirrus Digital Imaging. For other uses, or if you have questions, contact Bruce Marlin bmarlin611[AT] (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol before sending an email.)


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