Argiope versicolor (Doleschall 1859)

Jäger, Peter, 2007, Spiders from Laos with descriptions of new species (Arachnida: Araneae), Acta Arachnologica 56 (1), pp. 29-58: 37

publication ID

10.2476/asjaa.56.29

persistent identifier

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treatment provided by

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scientific name

Argiope versicolor (Doleschall 1859)
status

 

Argiope versicolor (Doleschall 1859) 

Material examined. 1 female ( SMF 56339), L1GoogleMaps  . 3 females, 1 juvenile ( SMF 56350), L5, 7.XI.2004GoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56365), L6GoogleMaps  . 1 male ( SMF 56367), L9, surroundings, by handGoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56677), L10, at night, by hand, 4. + 9.III.2006GoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56674), L 13, 4.III. 2006GoogleMaps  . 1 subadult female ( SMF 56675), L 13, 5. III. 2006GoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56384), L20, outside cave, sweepingGoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56383), L23GoogleMaps  . 2 males ( SMF 56316), L29, by hand, 18.- 19.11.2003GoogleMaps  . 1 male, 1 female, 1 subadult male, 2 juveniles ( SMF 56324)GoogleMaps  , 1 female ( SMF 56325), L29, sweeping, 23.11.2003GoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56329), L33GoogleMaps  . 1 female ( SMF 56331), L34, surroundings, sweeping, 30.X.2004GoogleMaps  .

Males could be clearly identified according to drawings of Levi (1983). Copulatory organs of females are rather variable as shown in Yin et al. (1997). The species occurred in various open habitats.

SMF

Germany, Frankfurt-am-Main, Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Araneidae

Genus

Argiope