Argiope lobata  (Pallas, 1772)
Main synonym = Aranea lobata    Pallas, 1772
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Arachnida / Araneae / Araneidae
Lobed Argiope     Brimba kbira tal-widien
Further Information:
Adult females' legspan can reach 40mm, this species is the largest spider in the Maltese Islands. Frequently found in valleys and areas with tall vegetation, where it constructs a large, strong web.

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