Periferia Presa Constitución. San Juan del Río, Querétaro 1917. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos
Adult spider among Opuntia. Photo by Danielle Dawson
Large web suspended in between plants, vibrant color, had unknown prey in its web
Araña tigre es Jardin urbano San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Banded garden spider. Photo by Wood County Parks volunteer Paul Wibbeler.
Argiope trifasciata (also known as the banded garden spider in the United States) is a species of spider found around the world. It can be found in certain areas of Europe, namely the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands or Madeira. The similar looking Argiope bruennichi is common in the Azores. Considered a pest in some areas, they typically begin to appear during autumn from early September to late October as temperatures start dropping.