Argiope trifasciata
(Banded Garden Spider)

Picture ID 60746

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

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This os the dorsal side of my previous photo - Picture ID 60742 We can see both photos very well when I log into the ID page.

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TangledWeb

Hi, this appears to be Argiope trifasciata. From your other discussion line, Argiope spiders make a special kind of web called stabilimentum that looks like a zigzag line. Sometimes it is X shaped with the spider in an X position in the center. Sometimes the spider poses like an H with the webbing above and below. It may serve to disguise the spider, scientists aren’t quite sure what it is for.

Additional Pictures

Picture of Argiope trifasciata (Banded Garden Spider) - Ventral,Webs,Prey Enlarge Picture
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