|In Chennai, India|
Argiope plagiata Karsch, 1892
Argiope anasuja is a species of orb-weaver spider (family Araneidae) found from the Seychelles to India and Pakistan, and in the Maldives. Like other species of the same genus, it is known as a "signature spider"; it builds a web with a zig-zag stabilimentum somewhat resembling letters. The mature female of A. anasuja always rests at the centre of the orb with her head facing downwards. The orb has an opening at the centre and when disturbed she goes through the hole and exits on the other side of the plane of the web.
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