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Argiope argentata - Silver Garden Spider  - Argiope argentata

Argiope argentata - Silver Garden Spider - Argiope argentata
San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California, USA
August 20, 2009
Size: 1.25 inches long overall
Showing off her new stabilimentum

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San Pedro
Where were these photos taken? I want to do a project on these spiders and I don't know where they like to hang out.

 
The Silver Garden Spider
This Spider was in my back yard near Point Fermin Park, the one at the end of Gaffey. I think this spider was the mother of the hatchlings that I followed from their birth to the making of their first orb webs. You can see this series by starting at this picture

or check out the older pics of those that I have submitted. These spiders lived in a large Lantana bush. Point Fermin Park has had a large population of these every year for the last 4 or 5 years at least. Look for them in the Shrubs on the other side of the concrete wall along the perimeter. No need to hop the fence!! Don't do it as it is a long and painful drop to the rocks below. If they are there they will be easy to see and photograph from safety. Some will be just a few inches from the little wall. One year they had a virtual city going in the shrubs opposite the Cetacean Society Building.

 
looking for Argiopes at Point Fermin Park
I went to the park today and there was not an orb to be found. No Silvers, No Western Spotteds, not even a Cyclosa turbinata. In past years those three have been the most common in the park shrubbery. I think it is perhaps a bit early. looks like it will be a month or two before they start showing themselves.

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