Argiope pulchella Welcomed Me.

I am yet complete my travel stories. After getting back to home my parents were happy seeing me well and good and to my surprise I found a new ally waiting for me on my terrace. Infact in 3 days my terrace become a Spider World.

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Apart from other common species, I get fond of this particular one. It has unique colourful body, that make it very attractive.

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Argiope pulchella is a species of the orb-weaver spider family, Araneidae. It ranges from India to China and can be found on Java. It is a synanthropic species, often living in habitats associated with humans. Wikipedia

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Out of curiosity, I checked upon it harmfulness. But found very interesting thing about this colourful species. Argiope are harmless to humans. A bite by the black and yellow garden spider is comparable to a bee sting, with redness and swelling.

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Further, these spider remain dependent on flying insects such as, grasshoppers, wasps, bees, and flies. They normally lie down in wait,like in a head-down position towards the center of their web. This is basically a trip for an insect to get stuck in the sticky silk portion of the web.

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They looks adorable. But harmless, they are put up their web on my basil plant. It made a large web and simply laid down at the centre in head down position, waiting for their prey. It looks good and a new member on my terrace.

Peace

Namaste @steemflow

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