Comments & ID Thoughts
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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- Submitted: May 13, 2019
- Photographed: Sep 28, 2018
- Spider: Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider)
- Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Dorsal, Webs
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
Hi, this is a Banded Argiope (Argiope trifasciata). They are not uncommon. Wasp Spider refers to a different species, Argiope bruennichi.