Argiope trifasciata
(Banded Garden Spider)

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Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Dorsal

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Hello all, I've been dying to find out what kind of spider this is as I see plenty in my backyard but never this whiteish one.

I had not mowed my lawn in about 2 months due to being away (and lazyness since I got back) and was trimming this patch of grass that had ridiculously overgrown (its near my underground sepctic tank so thats likely why it was so high).

I almost killed the little guy but luckily I noticed at the last moment.

That patch of grass has been kept moist due to the recent weather and length of the grass and the weather has been in the 80s w nights in the 60s (if that helps).

Well I hope one of you guys can help.

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Jocelyn
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Looks like an argiope of some type

ItsyBitsy
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Argiope trifasciata, Banded Argiope.

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