Picture ID 147500

Picture of unidentified spider

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We went for a walk tonight & saw this on

the side of a mailbox. It’s the 1st time seeing it. Thought it was unique!

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  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2021
  • Photographed: Sep 5, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Mandan, North Dakota, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Open field, pasture, prairie, grassland
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Argiope trifasciata. Banded Garden Spider, ventral image of a female. This species is awesome to see! Sometimes they’ll make a dramatic show of violently shaking their webs to look big and scary to potential predators. It’s a total bluff, they aren’t dangerous to mammals like us.