Argiope trifasciata
(Banded Garden Spider)

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

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Looks like this is a wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) from what I can tell. Though not that common in this area but starting to be noticed more and more. I have more pictures but can’t seem to upload more than one at a time. She is a beautiful spider but tell me what you think?

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Yes, this is a Wasp Spider. They seem to be uncommon in the US because they aren’t native here but recent sightings have been reported in Ohio and North Carolina

ItsyBitsy
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Hi, this is a Banded Argiope (Argiope trifasciata). They are not uncommon. Wasp Spider refers to a different species, Argiope bruennichi.

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