Araña de 5 cm amarilla con negro. Adicional a la telaraña teje unas pequeñas tiras gruesas.
Observed while wife was at "Golden Needles and Quilts" in Rockport -- it was nice being this close to the ocean; I knew I would see some new stuff. :)
A photograph of the male and female of the banded garden spider. The male is the small one, the female is the big one.
Cocoons of "Banded-Garden spider". I opened one of the cocoons to photograph what was inside. Tiny yellow eggs forming the shape of the inside of the cocoon.
To see a short clip I filmed of the tiny spiders hatching; click here:
Ft. Michael's tablet
Name of this spider
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.