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Large spider found in front of my home in Amarillo, Texas.  It has been sitting there for a week, today feeding on a grasshopper - Argiope trifasciata

Large spider found in front of my home in Amarillo, Texas. It has been sitting there for a week, today feeding on a grasshopper - Argiope trifasciata
Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
September 11, 2005
Size: Body length approx 1.5 in
Body length is approx 1.5 inches, legs included approx 3.5 to 4 inches. Is this a poisonous spider?

Banded Argiope
My guide says they get up to an inch, but I've never seen one get that big at Fort Bragg. I guess everything IS bigger in TX! Not poisonous.

 
Its a pretty big spider. Wha
Its a pretty big spider. What does your guide call this spider?

 
Banded Argiope
or the scientific name is Argiope trifasciata.

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