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Argiope argentata

Argiope argentata
Berclair, Goliath County, Texas, USA
November 28, 2010
I think this is Argiope argentata. But I read on BG about Argiope blanda and I realized that I don't know to see the difference between this and Argiope argentata. (In fact, only here, I learned about Argiope blanda.)
I do not know if stabilimentum can show the age, but it was big and I'm pretty sure it was an adult.
It had the web built around one meter high from the ground (maybe a little less).
Spider web was built close a species of Opuntia, that grew along a fence. (using in part the Opuntia for anchoring the web). It was not possible to take a ventral picture.

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Moved from Argiope.

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