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Banded Garden Spider

Argiope trifasciata


A small spider repairing it's web among some reeds and low plants, beside a small stream. Argiope trifasciata (also known as the banded garden spider in the United States) is a species of spider found around the world. Their webs can reach a diameter of about 60 cm. The length of the web depends on the size of the spider, capable of reaching a total length of 2 meters.


Found in some reeds beside the overflow of Hyena Pools, Mlawula. Stream bank in savanna/woodland.

1 Species ID Suggestions

KateBraun 7 years ago
banded garden spider
Argiope trifasciata Argiope trifasciata

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pamsai 4 years ago

thanks Kate...

KateBraun 4 years ago

Identification as Argiope trifasciata confirmed by Ansie Dippenaar-Schoeman.

pamsai 7 years ago

Thanks Kate for this ID.

KateBraun 7 years ago

This looks like Argiope trifasciata, one of the garden orb-web spiders.

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Lubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Apr 20, 2014
Submitted on May 3, 2014

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