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  Joro Spider (male)

 

China

A male Joro Spider, spotted in a park near Beijing. It has black legs with yellow bands and a yellow body decorated with dark and vertical markings, as well as a series of bluish-grey spots at the rear edge of the body. Females are similar to males, but their yellow bodies have bluish-grey horizontal bars and spots, as well as two bright yellow spots at the rear edge of the upper body, and some red colouring towards the rear of the abdomen (fig.). See also List of Thai Insect Names.