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Colorful spider in Florida - Argiope aurantia

Colorful spider in Florida - Argiope aurantia
Melbourne, FL, Brevard County, Florida, USA
August 16, 2008
Size: ~3 inches long inc. legs
Found this guy in our backyard hanging around on the jasmine bush. Lots of bugs in Florida, but I've never seen such a pretty spider.

Port St. Lucie
Have one in our backyard in Port St. Lucie. It's body is huge!

Moved from Orb Weavers.

Moved from Spiders.

It is an Argiope aurantia. s
It is an Argiope aurantia. see here:

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