Canon EOS 50D, Macro mode 55mm, 1/500 sec, F/5,6, ISO-100
Location: NP Lauwersmeer, Netherlands, Europe
As is on August 11/2012
Acrobatic Wasp Spider
Argiope bruennichi, or the Wasp Spider, is a species of orb-web spider distributed throughout central Europe, Northern Europe, north Africa and parts of Asia. Like many other members of the genus Argiope, (including St Andrew’s Cross spiders), it shows striking yellow and black markings on its abdomen.