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Spider & Fly

Spider & Fly
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Copyright: Anastasia Gansula (TurquoiseRose) (10)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-08
Categories: Spiders
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-26 19:39
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WASP SPIDER (Argiope bruennichi)
Family: Araneidae

The wasp spider is spread throughout central Europe, Northern Europe, North Africa and some parts of Asia. The colors of the Wasp spider can be compared with the actual Wasp, yellow and black markings on its abdomen.

The spider makes itself a spiral orb web during dawn or dusk. These can be found in long grass, which is above ground level, for about an hour. I have found this spider in a big bush of flowers. Its prey it paralyzes mostly grasshoppers, bees, and in this cases a fly. The wasp spider injects the prey with venom; it can attack preys, which are twice its size.

The female spider is much larger than the male, and has brighter colors. It does not cause harm to humans, and is not poisonous.

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