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Wasp Spider - Argiope bruennichi

A very large female spider with very distinctive markings.

The male is much smaller than the female. He waits at the edge of the female's web until she has shed her skin to become mature. He then takes advantage of the fact that the female's jaws are soft to mate with her in safety. Many males, however, are eaten while mating.

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Insects
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Keywords:Argiope bruennichi, Wasp Spider, black, british, large, spider, yellow

Wasp Spider - Argiope bruennichi