Banded Garden Spider
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
7 November 2013
11-03-13_IMG_4322 This is a species I do not see often so not sure of it's name but this one was as large as our Black and Yellow Garden Spiders and had a wandering glider in it's web that was pretty much all consumed
I don't know what species of moth she had wrapped up for a late lunch!
An exciting arachnid find in a seemingly endless world of Araneus...
Late afternoon skipper snack.
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.