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Species Argiope florida - Florida Argiope

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Argiope
Species florida (Florida Argiope)
Identification
Back half of the abdomen has a pair of longitudinal bands and the sides of the abdomen have tubercles:
Range
North Carolina to Florida, west to Louisiana. Also Arizona. (Levi, 2004)