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Unknown spider at Brownsberg | Argiope submaronica (Araneidae)
« on: Wed, 29 March 2017, 09:59:50 AM »
I found this spider at Brownsberg, Suriname, February '17.

Anyone for an ID?

Thanx!
Klaas
« Last Edit: Wed, 10 October 2018, 10:09:48 PM by Auke »
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Re: Unknown spider at Brownsberg
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 29 March 2017, 02:27:09 PM »
Hi Klaas,

I'm not a spider specialist, but this one seems to me to belong into the Argiope family. Maybe that helps you narrowing down your search.

Good Luck,
Dick

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Re: Unknown spider at Brownsberg
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 07 April 2017, 05:15:40 PM »
It did, Dick, thank you! Based on several images on the internet in various sources I think it is a Silver Argiope, Argiope argentata.

Thanx!
Klaas
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Re: Unknown spider at Brownsberg
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 20 February 2018, 06:41:07 PM »
I agree on Argiope argentata.

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Re: Unknown spider at Brownsberg | Argiope argentata (Araneidae)
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 09:08:38 PM »

Nice job for people who are seemingly new to spiders!

Almost though, this should be Argiope submaronica
It was called Argiope savignyi until revised in 2012, so if looking for images also try that name.
The various species are pretty well studied, this link is a great paper for them (and free pdf download if login to site)
https://wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/9777

Just a note, for all animals, the family names always end with the suffix "-idae".
So Argiope is a genus level grouping for several closely related species, while the wider family for these plus others is family Araneidae.
Dr. Stuart Longhorn.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW.

>https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stuart_Longhorn/publications

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Re: Unknown spider at Brownsberg | Argiope submaronica (Araneidae)
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 04:38:01 AM »
Thank you, dr. Longhorn! Also for your other comments. This is very helpful, also the interesting link you added.

Kind regards,
Klaas de Jong
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