Argiope trifasciata
(Banded Garden Spider)

Picture ID 8718

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

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I am essentially ignorant about spiders, but do a lot of wildlife photography and would like to be correct in titling images. This photograph was made along the American River Parkway near Sacramento, Calif., a 9:34 AM on November 14, 2015. I'd appreciate help to identify the spider. Many thanks!

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Banded Argiope (Argiope trifasciata).

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