The balcony observer's 174th report- Nature's lace: stabilimentum 大自然的蕾絲 (Argiope aetheroides)

by Tsao T-F September. 09, 2019 108 views
Nature's lace on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan. 陽台發現大自然的蕾絲。

Nature's lace on my balcony in Taichung, Taiwan. 陽台發現大自然的蕾絲。

It is a web by a spider (Argiope aetheroides). This may be the most elaborate spider web ever found on my balcony. 它其實是一張中形金蛛織的蜘蛛網。這可能是我陽台上發現過的蜘蛛網中,最精緻的一個。

It is a web by a spider (Argiope aetheroides). This may be the most elaborate spider web ever found on my balcony. 它其實是一張中形金蛛織的蜘蛛網。這可能是我陽台上發現過的蜘蛛網中,最精緻的一個。

In the center, a conspicuous silk web decoration or stabilimentum in a orb-weaving spider's web caught my eyes. 蛛網中央織得特別粗的鋸齒狀部位叫隱帶,據說讓蜘蛛方便躲藏於後面,引起了我的注意。

In the center, a conspicuous silk web decoration or stabilimentum in a orb-weaving spider's web caught my eyes. 蛛網中央織得特別粗的鋸齒狀部位叫隱帶,據說讓蜘蛛方便躲藏於後面,引起了我的注意。

On the lateral view, you can see the young spider behind the stabilimentum. 側面看時,才發現躲在隱帶後面的中形金蛛(幼蛛)。

On the lateral view, you can see the young spider behind the stabilimentum. 側面看時,才發現躲在隱帶後面的中形金蛛(幼蛛)。

After raining that broke the beautiful spider web, this young spider was exposed now. 一陣雨打壞了原本漂亮的蜘蛛網後,這隻幼蛛現在原形畢露了。

After raining that broke the beautiful spider web, this young spider was exposed now. 一陣雨打壞了原本漂亮的蜘蛛網後,這隻幼蛛現在原形畢露了。

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Bethany Plonski 6 days, 14 hours ago

Wow, super interesting! We have some spiders called argiope aurantia here who make a stabilimentum that looks like a long zipper, but I've never seen such an intricate circular design like this. It's really beautiful!

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Tsao T-F Replied to Bethany Plonski 6 days, 8 hours ago

Thank you for the feedback.
This young spider itself is inconspicuous, but his work is excellent.

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Heike 1 week ago

This little spider is really a great artist! So beautiful work and than destroyed by the rain....what a pity! Another great photo story by you Tsao!!

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Tsao T-F Replied to Heike 1 week ago

Thank you, Heike.

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