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Large Spider in Front Yard - Argiope trifasciata

Large Spider in Front Yard - Argiope trifasciata
Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California, USA
October 10, 2010
Size: half dollar or larger
The spider built its web on some ornamental grass. It was out in the full sun around 2 in the afternoon.

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Large Spider in Front Yard - Argiope trifasciata Large Spider in Front Yard - Argiope trifasciata - female

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looks like a Banded Argiope aka Banded Garden Spider
Did the top look like this?

 
Banded Garden Spider
Yes the top does look like that. Some small black dots that run parallel on its top like the 6 dots on a dice cube, but I think there are 8.

 
Banded Garden Spider
Wonder looking spider. Thank you for your help.

Ray

Looks like
Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata):



Let's see if others agree. Welcome to BugGuide!

 
Banded Garden Spider
Three replies so far and all agree.

Wonderful glad to be a member.

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