Comments & ID Thoughts
It was in a web outside an abandoned building in an area that does not currently have a lot of human traffic. I think the common name is "garden spider." I donʻt know the scientific name.
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- Submitted: Oct 25, 2019
- Photographed: Oct 24, 2019
- Spider: Unidentified
- Location: Afetna, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: Yes
I would guess Argiope appensa, the Hawaiian Garden Spider. iNaturalist records it as the only Argiope sighted in the Northern Mariana Islands, with 16 sightings total.