Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

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 (Entelegynae)
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Argiope
Species florida (Florida Argiope)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
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)