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Argiope argentata? - Argiope argentata

Argiope argentata? - Argiope argentata
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Alamo, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
October 24, 2008

Moved from Garden Orbweavers.

I assume this is A. argentata. I don't know what blanda looks like and it is only found in TX. Spirographic stabilimentum though. Makes one wonder if there is a determinate genetic basis for the stabilizer weave.

agree with argentata. An immature female. There is often a big difference between adult and juvenile stabilimenta in our Argiopes.

I can't tell you the species...
... but that is one crazy cool spider. I've never seen a web with a stabilimentum like that.

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