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Banded Garden Spider

Agriope trifasciata


Their webs can reach a diameter of about 60 cm. The length of the web will depend on the size of the spider, it can reach a total length of 2 meters. Also called banded garden spider in the USA.


found around the world. In Europe you can find it in the Iberian peninsula, Canary islands, and Madeira.


Considered a pest in some areas, they usually start to appear during the Fall (Autumn), from early September till late October, when the temperatures start dropping.

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Dangermouse 11 years ago
Banded garden spider
Agriope trifasciata Argiope trifasciata

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Dangermouse 11 years ago

Welcome! I love these spiders - the 'writing' in the web always fascinates me.

tibiprada 11 years ago

Dangermouse: Thank you .. updating now !

Dangermouse 11 years ago

Fantastic spotting!

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Lighthouse Point, Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 22, 2011
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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