Female Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

Female Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

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Credit: Andres Morya/Visuals Unlimited, Inc. /SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Female Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi) spinning a cocoon, Switzerland. The spider mates in July when the males can die or loose some legs, the female then spins a brown cocoon and die in the winter. The new spiders will hatch in the spring.

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