These spiders have relatively poor vision, but are quite sensitive to vibration and air currents. Males communicate with potential mates by plucking and vibrating the females' webs. (Dewey, 1993)
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Behavior"
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Hammond, G. 2002. "Argiope aurantia" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed September 28, 2008 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Argiope_aurantia.html.
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