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Argiope - Argiope trifasciata - female

Argiope - Argiope trifasciata - Female
Hurricane, Putnam County, West Virginia, USA
September 26, 2007
I found this lady several days ago and came to check her progress at fattening up before she lays her eggs. She's gotten much bigger already. I'm curious what species of Argiope she is. she lacks any banding on her back, and has large patches of silver, but her ventral abdomen is virtually identical to another I photographed 2 years ago that appears to be a "banded" according to your library.

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Moved from Orb Weavers.

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Moved from Spiders.

Banded Argiope
It does look like a Banded Argiope (Argiope trifasciata).

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