Argiope trifasciata
(Banded Garden Spider)

Picture ID 53687

Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Dorsal

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I have never seen a spider that looked like this before. I was looking at a fishing spot near the river(saltwater) and walking through an open field of dry grass. When i game near the river I began to walk through flowers and thicker grass. I stepped over the spider thinking it was a shell, did a double take, and went back to see what it was, it was about the size of a golf ball.

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Chandre
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Could this be a Argiope bruennichi
(Wasp Spider)?

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ItsyBitsy
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I agree with your second guess. 🙂

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