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Argiope bruennichi (Bruennich's garden spider)

Synonyms: Argiope acuminata; Argiope bruennichi africana; Argiope bruennichi nigrofasciata; Argiope bruennichi orientalis; Argiope zabonica

Wikipedia Abstract

The wasp spider, Argiope bruennichi, is a species of orb-web spider distributed throughout central Europe, northern Europe, north Africa, parts of Asia, the Azores archipelago, as well as recent sitings in North American states such as Ohio. Like many other members of the genus Argiope, (including St Andrew's Cross spiders), it shows striking yellow and black markings on its abdomen.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bassin inférieur de l'Ourthe occidentale (Bertogne; Houffalize; La Roche-en-Ardenne; Tenneville) 2021 Belgium  
Biedrusko 24558 Poland  
Bois de la Neuville et de la Vecquée (Flémalle; Neupré; Seraing) 960 Belgium  
Bord nord du bassin de la Haine (Beloeil; Bernissart; Saint-Ghislain) 5468 Belgium  
Buskett - Girgenti Area 557 Malta  
Dabrowy Krotoszynskie 84622 Poland  
Dabrowy Obrzyckie 2187 Poland  
Dolina Leniwej Obry 17638 Poland  
Dolina Ploni i Jezioro Miedwie 51289 Poland  
Dolna Odra 72985 Poland  
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Montagne Saint-Pierre (Bassenge; Oupeye; Visé) 597 Belgium  
Ostoja Nadwarcianska 65861 Poland  
Ostoja Olsztynsko-Mirowska 5463 Poland  
Ostoja Welska 8363 Poland  
Sikórz 505 Poland  
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Torfowiska Gór Izerskich 12318 Poland  
Ujscie Odry i Zalew Szczecinski 130007 Poland  
Uroczyska Puszczy Drawskiej 183887 Poland  
Vallée de l'Ourthe entre Comblain-au-Pont et Angleur (Chaudfontaine; Comblain-au-Pont; Esneux; Liè 1718 Belgium  
Wielki Leg Obrzanski 57900 Poland  


Prey / Diet

Argiope bruennichi (Bruennich's garden spider)[1]
Chorthippus biguttulus (Bow-winged Grasshopper)[2]
Coenagrion puella (Azure Damselfly)[2]
Crocothemis erythraea (Scarlet Dragonfly)[1]
Mesembrina meridiana (Mid-day Fly)[2]
Ruspolia nitidula (Large Conehead)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anthus pratensis (Meadow Pipit)1
Anthus spinoletta (Water Pipit)1
Anthus trivialis (Tree Pipit)2
Araneus diadematus (Cross garden spider)1
Araneus quadratus (Spider)1
Athene noctua (Little Owl)1
Certhia familiaris (Eurasian Treecreeper)1
Ciconia ciconia (White Stork)1
Ciconia nigra (Black Stork)1
Cyanistes caeruleus (Blue Tit)1
Delichon urbicum (Northern House Martin)1
Emberiza citrinella (Yellowhammer)1
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)1
Haplodrassus dalmatensis1
Hirundo rustica (Barn Swallow)1
Lanius collurio (Red-backed Shrike)2
Larinioides cornutus (Furrow Orbweaver)2
Locustella naevia (Common Grasshopper Warbler)2
Milvus migrans (Black Kite)1
Milvus milvus (Red Kite)1
Motacilla flava (Western Yellow Wagtail)1
Muscicapa striata (Spotted Flycatcher)1
Oenanthe oenanthe (Northern Wheatear)2
Parus major (Great Tit)1
Phoenicurus ochruros (Black Redstart)1
Phoenicurus phoenicurus (Common Redstart)1
Phylloscopus collybita (Common Chiffchaff)1
Pisaura mirabilis (Tent Spider)1
Rana temporaria (European frog)1
Sitta europaea (Eurasian Nuthatch)1
Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing)2
Vespa crabro (European hornet)1
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)1
Xysticus cristatus (Wandering Crab Spider)1
Zelotes latreillei1


Argiope bruennichi (Bruennich's garden spider)[1]


Palearctic; Portugal; Vallée de l'Ourthe entre Comblain-au-Pont et Angleur (Chaudfontaine; Comblain-au-Pont; Esneux; Liège;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Ecology of Commanster
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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