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  Joro Spider (female)

 

China

A female Joro Spider, spotted in a park near Beijing. It has black legs with yellow bands and a yellow body decorated with bluish-grey horizontal bars and spots, as well as two bright yellow spots at the rear edge of the upper body.

 

Towards the rear of the abdomen, it has some red colouring. Males are similar to females, but their yellow bodies have dark and vertical markings, as well as a series of bluish-grey spots at the rear edge of the body (fig.).

 

  Joro Spider (female)

 

  Joro Spider (female)

 

This Joro Spider is similar in appearance to the Batik Golden Web Spider (fig.) and the Golden Orb-web Spider (fig.). See also List of Thai Insect Names.