Family Scientific Name Gender Size Common Name
Araneidae Argiope argentata female & male 12 - 16 mm; 3.7 - 4.7 silver garden spider
Found: Laguna Beach Date: 7 Aug. 06 ID: D155
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Argiope argentata
Note the sexual dimorphism in color and size. Also note in view 4 (looking down), how little contact the spiders have with the female's web. One of the reasons they don't stick.
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