Argiope trifasciata
(Banded Garden Spider)

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Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Female - Ventral

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Argiope trifasciata - Banded garden spider found before frost and brought to the office to spend the winter in safety. She spun 2 false egg sacks for us. She was missing 2 legs when we found her. We have been waiting to see if she would molt and regrow them.

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If she’s mature enough to make egg sacs unfortunately she’s done molting. I think some mygalomorphs continue growing and molt past maturity.

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