Argiope spiders

Argiope spiders

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Credit: THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Argiope sp. spiders on a web. These spiders are bred for fighting at the annual Kumo Gassen event held in Kajiki, Japan. Insect fighting is common in Japan and China and the spiders are specially trained and fed a special diet to make them strong. Photographed in Japan.

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