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Orbweaver - Argiope florida

Orbweaver - Argiope florida
Blackwater River State Park, Okaloosa County, Florida, USA
July 28, 2016
Not sure which species this is.

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Orbweaver - Argiope florida Orbweaver - Argiope florida

Moved from Spiders.

Moved from ID Request.

either Silver or Florida

is there a way to tell?

I'd Say Florida
I would say Florida (Argiope florida) due to the markings on the abdomen. They form two dark parallel lines marked with yellow in this species. Silver Garden Spiders (A. argentata) usually have spots. Also, the abdomen of A. florida is longer and thinner, and the femora of the legs are orange. (Sourced from Bradley's Common Spiders of North America.)

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