Araneidae  Clerck, 1757 / Argiope  Audouin, 1826   3 species

Argiope lobata  (Pallas, 1772)

Description
Male

Male palp with median apophysis ± as long as wide, with irregular and large teeth. Conductor rectangularly bent distally. Prosoma female: prosoma shiny silver. Male: unicoloured silver-grey or yellowish. Sternum yellowish-brown, bright medially. Legs yellow, with narrow brown annulations. Opisthosoma uniformly yellowish, darker ventrally, not lobed laterally.

Body length male: 5.2-7.5 mm
Female

Opisthosoma unicoloured silver-grey, lobed laterally.

Body length female: 16.8-25.5 mm
Additional information

on grass only in very warm places

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Southern Europe to Central Asia and China, northern Africa, South Africa, Israel, India, from Myanmar to New Caledonia and northern Australia
Phenology
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Figures
References

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Jedlickova (unpubl.)

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Pesarini C (unpubl.)

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
10-11-2018 Datasheet update Old value