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female Argiope protensa
Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 2:43 PM
Found this lovely lady in my vegetable patch. Thanks to Ron Atkinson (University of Southern Queensland) and Peter Chew (Brisbane Insects website) for ID of this member of the St Andrews Cross family. The orange stripes are generally not as pronounced as on this specimen but colour variation is apparently common amongst this species.
aussietrev
Capricornia region, Queensland

Argiope protensa

Argiope protensa

As always Trevor,
Thanks for your wonderful submission and identification.  The abdomen on this Argiope protensa is significantly different from that of most Argiope species.

Argiope protensa

Argiope protensa

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