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Argiope trifasciata
(Banded Garden Spider)

Picture ID 191572

Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider)

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Banded garden spider (Argiope trifasciata). Based on what I had read about markings, it appears to be a female.

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Yabadoo

Is this the same as a Wasp Spider?

BugmanDan

Very similar. All of the Argeope garden spiders cat trap wasps in their webs and become lunch.

TangledWeb

The Argiope species that is specifically called a Wasp Spider as a common name is Argiope bruennichi. They look almost the same, we’re identifying it as A. trifasciata based on the geographic range of each species.

BugmanDan

Yes, the image posted by Beckyc is A. trifasiata.
I was responding to the question posted by Yabadoo.
Because there is no official listing for common names, I was being general in response.

BugmanDan

A very nice photo indeed.

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