As she compiled her detailed photographs of Argiope
Aurantia or Garden Spiders, she writes alongside them scientific facts describing the daily life of these human-friendly arthropods.
More primitive forms such as Nephila often bite to subdue their prey whereas Argiope
and Eriophora wrap their prey in silk (Weems and Edwards 1978).
I tested the prey-attraction hypothesis for the poorly studied Neotropical spider Argiope
savignyi Levi 1968 using a new method that consisted of a trial tunnel combined with decoration removal and prey manipulation.
The most conspicuous spiders in the prairie and old field areas are representatives of the two large Argiope
Spiders in the genus Argiope
sometimes add decorations to their webs in the form of densely woven bands or ribbons of UV-reflective silk.
Are such patriotic statements as the prologue to Fusconi's Argiope
(1649), in which an allegorical conflict between War and Peace is resolved with Peace hailing Venice as her natural home (the opera was performed at a critical moment in the war against the Turks), to be read as communal celebrations of Venetian identity, part of the armoury of social control, or both?
Predatory interactions between mud-dauber wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) and Argiope
(Araneae, Araneidae) in captivity.
Cambridge) Wulfila tantillus Chickering 0 1 Undetermined 5 46 Araneidae Acacesia hamata (Hentz) 0 1 Acanthepeira stellata 0 1 (Walckenaer) Araneus 0 1 Argiope
aurantia Lucas 3 1 Cyclosa turbinata (Walckenaer) 0 1 Eustala anastera (Walckenaer) 1 6 Eustala cepina (Walckenaer) 0 1 Eustala 0 11 Neoscona arabesca (Walckenaer) 0 4 Neoscona crucifera (Lucas) 0 2 Neoscona 1 12 Undetermined 12 40 Clubionidae Clubiona abboti L.
A comparable composition (insect orders) of potential prey for the web building spiders Araneus diadematus Clerck 1757 and Argiope
bruennichi (Scopoli 1772) was described by Ludy (2007).
Tapes of 44 Argiope
aurantia males that inserted both pedipalps--their sperm-delivery structures--into their mates without getting attacked show the males' legs curling up motionless within seconds.
In the orb-web spider Argiope
bruennichi, the female tries to grab and wrap up the male at the onset of mating so she can snack on him during sex.
Selection of habitat by the spider Argiope
When the researchers looked at the catching silks of the more recently derived garden spider, Argiope
argentata, they found that the main portions of these webs do not reflect ultraviolet light, but that the decorations added to their webs do.
The spider genera Gea and Argiope
in America (Araneae: Araneidae).
Similarly, in Argiope
bruennichi Scopoli 1772, males can use each copulatory organ once, and insertions into a previously used insemination duct were significantly shorter when the previous male had left parts of his genitalia inside the insemination duct (Nessler et al.