Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Brimba tal-Widien 'Lobed Argiope'



This spider spins its large orb web to trap its prey. The web is quite strong and can endure the struggling of insects and if the insect is strong and large the spider waits until the prey is exhausted to spin a silken case around its prey. Pray can be large example a cicada orni. The Female is larger than the male. The lobed Argiope can deliver a painful bite and is the largest spider found on Malta.

4 comments:

Rob said...

This is one hell of a spider! Wouldn't like to meet this one! But it is absolutely beautiful!

Leif Hagen said...

Don't get caught up in its web! Bet it has a meannnnn bite!

Sanctus Belle said...

I'm hoping this is a rather rare spider and not common to see? As in "I see these spiders everywhere everyday?" Maybe moving to Malta is not such a good idea after all? :)

AMIT said...

Oh its a nice pic taken.

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