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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Signature Spider on a Rainy Day

The name of this colorful spider is Indian Signature, usually seen in the backyards and front yards, and is a common one in the Indian subcontinent.


Signature Spider (Argiope anasuja)


Their webs are also very ‘artistic’, with zig zag structures on the four corners, and are round in shape. They are usually large and perpendicular to the ground. But one thing, while walking we may sometimes enter these webs accidentally and it will be too irritating :)

Their abdomen have yellow, brown and black stripes, head is white hairy, and legs are brown with small hair-like projections. While resting these spiders keep two legs closer, making four pairs. And they usually rest at the same place (at the center of the web) for days, if there are no disturbances.


Signature Spider (Argiope anasuja)

Signature Spider (Argiope anasuja)

I took these pictures from my frontyard, and the web was on an evergreen bush. It was after a rain, so the web was adorned with water droplets.

Species: Argiope anasuja



18 comments:

  1. very beautiful. similar to our 'garden spider' or yellow argiope.

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  2. And I am also saying it's so beautiful. But I have to admit a spider gives me the creeps.
    Have a wonderful day Abhinav

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  3. Piękny kolorowy pająk i ma ślicznie kroplami wody ozdobioną pajęczynę. Pozdrawiam.
    Beautiful colorful spider and is adorned with lovely water drops spider web. Yours.

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  4. Beautiful captures. I have one click of this gorgeous spider .. Check: http://ashscaptures.blogspot.in/2012/06/caught-in-web.html

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  5. Incredibly spectacular !

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  6. This spider looks very pretty! The droplets arranged on the web replace a wonderful pearl ornament.

    Excellent capture Abhinav :) all the best

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  7. Very cool. Awe-inspiring shots!! :)

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  8. That's an interesting name for a spider. It's got a very attractive body. I'm sure I'd recognise it if I saw one of these.
    Great pictures as always, Abhinav :)

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  9. Loved the one with the raindrops on the web!

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  10. i see the brown coloured one mostly . . this capture is so vibrant ! loved the account too :)

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  11. These are beautiful with great narratives and detail.

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  12. Very nice capture. It is interesting to know that some of the best scenes of nature are found in our own backyards.

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