Unidentified

Picture ID 97178

Picture of unidentified spider

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Is this a Female Banded Garden Spider? The spider spun this web in one of our Princess Lilac Bushes. I thought the entire presentation was absolutely beautiful yet creepy at the same time.

  • Submitted by: 
    Bbaum
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2019
  • Photographed: Oct 3, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Fremont, Ohio, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Digs4bones
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Looks like a striped garden spider

TangledWeb
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Yes, she’s a Banded Garden Spider, Argiope trifasciata. Her web looks great with the water droplets on it. I think the creepy part comes from how she’s in a position exactly the way spiders are depicted when someone is trying to make them look scary. She’s just hanging out waiting for something to run into the web. The tight knit web behind her mmay serve as a visual shield to keep predators and prey from recognizing her shape as a spider.