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Oval Saint Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope aemula)

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hardeepgazdar

Date

February 18, 2024 10:40 AM IST

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Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

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adri_losso

Date

May 27, 2021 09:38 AM AEST

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Araneoid Spiders (Superfamily Araneoidea)

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robertcomito

Date

November 9, 2023 02:13 PM PST

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Signature Spiders (Complex Argiope anasuja)

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hemantgoyal

Date

February 17, 2024 06:49 PM IST

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naufalurfi

Date

January 8, 2024 11:22 AM WITA

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Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

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grgbug

Date

July 2023

Description

this one's for the male, living dangerously > female: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/198759566

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juddpatterson

Date

August 15, 2019 12:07 PM +11

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fleli

Date

January 16, 2024 01:22 PM -03

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talgar-t64

Date

October 8, 2023 02:19 PM +06

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hanchongchong

Date

July 30, 2023 10:38 PM CST

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Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

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wynand_uys

Date

May 26, 2018 09:23 AM SAST

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Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

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tuli

Date

January 25, 2020 12:59 PM SAST

Description

following the development of a little Argiope first observed 12th Jan https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37692445 Young 'Argopi" was frequently changing the stabilimentum of the web. Unfortunately our juvenile was not destined for a long and fruitful life as a visiting large Jumping Spider curtailed the young life as recorded in this observation..

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37692445
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37954455
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37954456
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37954458

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leosmutny

Date

February 16, 2023 10:44 AM +03

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What

Kogane-gumo Spider (Argiope amoena)

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shiguangshi

Date

July 20, 2022 05:17 PM CST

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Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

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name_name_name

Date

December 6, 2023 12:31 PM EAT

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Silver Garden Orbweaver (Argiope argentata)

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madtiller

Date

September 16, 2023 10:47 AM PDT

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What

Dang's Cross Spider (Argiope dang)

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romejonpaul

Date

April 7, 2023 10:22 AM +08

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Oval Saint Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope aemula)

Date

November 14, 2022 12:33 PM CST

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Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

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sh1025

Date

October 12, 2022 02:17 PM CST

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Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

Date

September 12, 2022 08:46 AM +0530

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dalek_naturalist

Date

March 14, 2023 07:30 AM +0530

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What

Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)

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kmerrell

Date

August 31, 2023 05:41 PM MDT

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Signature Spiders (Complex Argiope anasuja)

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raagavi

Date

April 28, 2023 07:31 PM IST

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Signature Spiders (Complex Argiope anasuja)

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nirmal_kumar

Date

June 24, 2020 10:00 AM IST

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tanushree_khan

Date

February 22, 2022 10:26 AM IST

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What

Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)

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jessicaglombick

Date

August 20, 2023 01:02 PM MDT

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naveen98

Date

June 27, 2023 10:28 AM IST

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Small Cross Spider (Argiope minuta)

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pintail

Date

August 27, 2023 09:13 AM KST

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lutautami

Date

February 11, 2022 03:48 AM +03

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What

Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

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gertiseiser

Date

August 8, 2023 06:59 PM CEST

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What

Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

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vikramsinh

Date

June 17, 2023 04:51 PM IST

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What

Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)

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claudiafb

Date

July 30, 2023 10:03 AM CEST

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What

Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

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ulriksvin

Date

July 30, 2023 06:01 PM CEST

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What

Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

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neelakantankk

Date

July 2, 2023 09:09 AM IST

Description

Feeding

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Silver Garden Orbweaver (Argiope argentata)

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danielskatz

Date

June 8, 2023 10:55 AM EST

Description

wrapping up a butterfly, perhaps a Many-banded Daggerwing

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magdacygan

Date

April 12, 2023 05:38 PM EAT

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What

Joro Spider (Trichonephila clavata)

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sandwich31

Date

September 14, 2022 03:12 PM KST

Description

Wangsong Lake

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andrewhardacre

Date

June 19, 2023 09:57 AM HKT

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What

Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

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yannbigant

Date

January 12, 2020

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leenancy

Date

June 18, 2023 01:04 PM CST

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What

Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)

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wilsonlombana

Date

June 14, 2023 01:23 PM -05

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stanleychan

Date

June 8, 2023 01:43 PM CST

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What

Oval Saint Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope aemula)

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vikrantk

Date

June 8, 2023 01:41 PM IST

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What

Banded-legged Golden Orb-web Spider (Trichonephila senegalensis)

Observer

nikiescott

Date

April 16, 2023 06:06 AM SAST

Description

UPDATE

With reference to this submission:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/155565115

This is the same male as in the observation cited above.
The male was identified by Prof Ansie Dippenaar as a Trichonephila species.
The observation confirms that a Trichonephila male was observed with his "genitals" inside the genitals of an Argiope female.

The following may now be applicable:

  1. The male was "stealing" sperm as a food supplement for himself
  2. The male was confused and just investigating if the female was a Trichonephila female
  3. The male was indeed mating with the Argiope female (successful or not)
  4. We all have the identifications of the spiders wrong
  5. I have it all wrong and something else is going on here!

My question is whether inter-genus matings in spiders have been observed before.
Thank you if you can shed some light on my observation - appreciated.
@hrodulf
@razorspider
@geologyistheway

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What

Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

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regisbabin

Date

April 30, 2023 10:19 AM GMT

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What

Oval Saint Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope aemula)

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genjitsu

Date

July 7, 2021 09:13 PM JST

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Common Garden Orbweb Spider (Argiope australis)

Observer

nikiescott

Date

April 16, 2023 05:42 AM SAST

Description

UPDATE
See my comment below (lower down in the discussions).

ORIGINAL NOTES
Am I confused?, or is the spider confused?
What is going on here? Yes, I can see it is spider sex, but why is a Trichonephila male mating with an Argiope female?
@hrodulf, I need your help here (because I have seen some of your spectacular spider mating photographs before).
To me the male looks like one of the Trichonephila species - I have observed them on many occasions with their female counterparts.
In some of the photographs the pedipalps of the male can be seen and also where the male is inserting his pedipalps into the female's vulva.
I am aware that many different species of spiders may inhabit one loose standing orb web, but cross species mating in such webs?
Thank you if you can correct me or clarify the situation.
A possible id on the Argiope female would also be appreciated.
Thanks!

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Common Garden Orbweb Spider (Argiope australis)

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andrew-higgs

Date

March 10, 2023 09:23 AM SAST

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Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)

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davidsando

Date

February 20, 2022 02:44 PM ACDT

Description

spiderlings congregating on egg sac

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What

Lobed Argiope (Argiope lobata)

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anton_abushin

Date

August 25, 2021 10:04 AM MSK

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Joro Spider (Trichonephila clavata)

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nomolosx

Date

January 24, 2023 03:32 PM JST

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Lobed Argiope (Argiope lobata)

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talgar-t64

Date

July 30, 2022 04:30 PM +06

Description

Саиец Argiope bruennichi пришёл к самке A. lobata. Он очень старался обратить на себя внимание дамы, очень. Но всё напрасно, самка его абсолютно игнорировала. И даже не съела.

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Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

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obsnat

Date

November 1, 2017 01:00 PM JST

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Joro Spider (Trichonephila clavata)

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obsnat

Date

November 5, 2017 11:00 AM JST

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Joro Spider (Trichonephila clavata)

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chenshu

Date

January 6, 2023 07:41 PM CST

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Common Five-Ring (Ypthima baldus)

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adithyan_a_saj

Date

January 6, 2023 10:27 AM IST