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spider and egg sac SOLVED Argiope bruennichi Wasp spider

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Offline lucy

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« on: October 11, 2008, 20:16 PM »
Can anyone shed light on what is depicted here?  (Vegetation prevented me from getting any closer to the black and yellow spider with very long legs  :o)
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008, 21:11 PM »
And some slight trepidation I seem to remember too Lucy!

And can you tell what spider it is from the photo?
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2008, 21:16 PM »
Hi

I'd go fo Argiope bruennichi

It's skinnier than the banded argiope
http://www.wildsideholidays.com/natural/insects-and-creepy-crawlies/91-spiders-etc/199-argiope.html

and the egg sac is different as well.....
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2008, 21:44 PM »
Egg sac. Spiders have eggs sacs.This is new to me
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2008, 21:49 PM »
Yes, I think you're right Clive

Argiope bruennichi (which I see is also called a wasp spider - it was very waspish)

More here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_bruennichi
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008, 23:03 PM »
Thanks Clive.  I've read that the walls of the cocoon are papery and covered with a silk mesh, while the egg sacs are suspended inside.  Amazing!