Banded Argiope

Argiope trifasciata

Female Female
Photo by Rob Rold Photography Photo by Rob Rold Photography
The female BAndedArgiope reaches just over 1 inch in length.  Found throughout the US, this Argiope often builds its web near houses in gardens and flower beds.  A zig-zag pattern, called the stabilimentum, is usually found in the web.  The purpose of this structure is unknown.  This spider feeds on a variety of insects.  Also known as the Yellow Garden Spider.
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