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Saint Andrew's Cross Spider
Argiope sp.

Location

Singapore

Date

22/07/2020

Description

These types of spiders are known for spinning intricate decorative webs called stabilimenta. The functions of stabilimentum are still debatable but stability, visibility, camouflage, attracting prey, attracting mates and having excess silk are all some theories that researchers have agreed upon.

Photo Link

https://www.instagram.com/p/CC8bx7IA-Ph/

Learn More

https://central.edu/writing-anthology/2020/07/06/the-function-of-stabilimenta-in-spider-webs/
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