Argiope trifasciata
(Banded Garden Spider)

Picture ID 45994

Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Dorsal,Webs

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Garden spider. Not sure of species.

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Disco

Argiope trifasciata, the Banded Garden Spider.

TangledWeb

maybe Argiope bruennichi.

Disco

The banding pattern being in 3s sort of sells it as “Tri”-fasciata 😉

Compare to http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/spiders/Argiope%20trifasciata.htm

TangledWeb

Thanks for the tip! I was going by the waviness of the lines, but both species can be wavy. I misinterpreted the species name as meaning layers of three colors, I totally missed the obvious meaning.

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