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Epeira Fasciata, the weaver spider

One of the largest Spiders in Italy has a unique characteristic: it is a master at repairing its web, with skills that would make a tailor envious. Known as the banded garden Spider (argiope bruennichi), this beautiful arachnid features striking yellow and black horizontal stripes resembling a wasp. It can reach up to 5 centimeters in length with its legs, while the female's body alone can be up to 1.5 centimeters. As is common with spiders, the males are much smaller, less than ...

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Epeira Fasciata, the weaver spider