Veiled ventral view

Several Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia) spiders were spotted during a photowalk with Michael Powell at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge (OBNWR), Prince William County, Virginia USA.

15 SEP 2020 | OBNWR | Black and Yellow Argiope (female)

This individual is a female, as indicated by her size. The preceding photo shows a ventral view of the spider, slightly obscured by the thin veil of her web. Contrast this ventral view with a recent blog post featuring a photo of the dorsal view of another A. aurantia.

Related Resource: Arachtober, a Flickr group that’s sure to make your spider senses tingle!

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