Unidentified

Picture ID 129169

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Is this an Alopecosa kochi? It has strips on the legs and abdomen and is gold color. It looks to be about 1+ inches and the web is beautifully constructed. Would like to know anything about it (in clouding—is it poisonous? Thank you!

  • Submitted by: 
    ChrisPerry
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2020
  • Photographed: Oct 11, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),Open field, pasture, prairie, grassland
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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Vonpaulus

You can safely rule out Alopecosa sp. or any other Wolf Spider: they don’t make webs 🙂
This is a female Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata). The females in this genus are much bigger than males. These majestic orb weavers are harmless to humans.

Here you can find some more information about the genus Argiope:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_(spider)

Vonpaulus

You’re welcome 🙂