Argiope protensa

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Argiope protensa
Argiope protensa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Argiope
Species: A. protensa
Binomial name
Argiope protensa
(L. Koch, 1872)

Argiope protensa is a species of the spider genus Argiope. It is also known as longtailed orb-weaving spider or tear drop spider.


It's body length is of female is 11-15 mm and for male is probably about 4 mm.


This spider builds a small and rather fragile circular web which is strung within stalks of tall grass or between leaves or branches of small shrubs. Like other Argiope species it builds a stabilimentum into its web but this is usually not the complete X shape and may sometimes be entirely absent.[1]


  1. ^ "The Find-a-spider Guide - Argiope protensa". 

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