Argiope anasuja

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Argiope anasuja
Argiope anasuja.JPG
In Chennai, India
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Argiope
Species: A. anusuja
Binomial name
Argiope anusuja
Thorell, 1887[1]

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.[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Taxon details Argiope anusuja Thorell, 1887". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  2. ^ Sherriffs, W. Rae (1935). "Hong Kong spiders II" (PDF). The Hong Kong Naturalist. 6 (2).