Late September 2002
Palatine, Illinois, USA
Adult female black and yellow argiope spider, Argiope aurantia. Note the white zig-zags of webbing in her web. These structures are called stabilimenta, but their function is not entirely understood.
David Sturm (photographer; copyright holder)
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