Family: Araneidae Clerck, 1757 | key
Genus: Argiope Audouin, 1826 | key
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    Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli, 1772)      [urn:lsid:nmbe.ch:spidersp:015356]
    Description

    Male palp with median apophysis, longer than wide, with uniform teeth. Conductor straight. Prosoma female: silver, shiny, male: unicoloured silver-grey or yellowish, shiny. Sternum dark brown, with yellow median spot. Legs yellowish, annulated with brown. Opisthosoma female: dorsally with numerous white or yellow transverse stripes, ventrally dark brown with yellow longitudinal stripes and some spots. Male: unicoloured silver-grey or yellowish, shiny.

    Body length male: 6.9-8.3 mm, Body length female: 9.9-22 mm

    Additional information

    In grass of humid meadows near the ground
    Frequent in some places

    Distribution
      Presence
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    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Palearctic

    Phenology

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