Wasp Spider Argiope bruennichi

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Family: Araneidae

Size Female 18mm (head + body), the male is less than 5mm

Description it shows striking yellow and black markings on its abdomen.mimicing the Wasp Males are much smaller,l and pale brown. and is only active for a couple of weeks in July. female is yellow black with a white stripe and large; lWasp Spiders build webs close to the ground in order to catch grasshoppers and crickets. A relatively recent coloniser to the UK The

Similars A. cucurbitina and A. opistographa.

Photo ID usually possible


By masaki ikeda (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons