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St Andrew’s Cross Spider  
  Argiope keyserlingii
  Family: Araneidae  ID: Karsch, 1878
 



A St Andrew’s Cross Spider on her web. Note the zigzag pattern (called a stabilimentum), which forms a cross in the centre of the web and the way the spider has oriented her legs to sit on top of it.
St Andrew’s Cross Spider
St Andrew’s Cross Spider
St Andrew’s Cross Spider on web
St Andrew’s Cross Spider, B/W illustration

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