Argiope trifasciata

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Argiope trifasciata
Argiope July 2012-1a.jpg
dorsal view
Argiope July 2012-2.jpg
female, ventral view
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Argiope
Species: A. trifasciata
Binomial name
Argiope trifasciata
(Forskål, 1775)
Synonyms

Aranea trifasciata
Aranea fastuosa
Argiope aurelia
Epeira webbii
Epeira nephoda
Epeira aurelia
Epeira latreillana
Epeira mauricia
Epeira fastuosa
Epeira argyraspides
Epeira fasciata
Epeira flavipes
Epeira mauritia
Epeira latreilla
Nephila aurelia
Argiope plana
Argiope sticticalis
Argyropes indecissa
Argiope hentzi
Argiope fasciata
Argiope mauricia
Argiope transversa
Argiope argyraspis
Argiope avara
Metargiope trifasciata
Argiope fastuosa
Argiope simplex
Austrargiope plana
Metargyope trifasciata
Brachygea platycephala
Argiope pradhani

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, and Madeira.[1] The similar looking Argiope bruennichi is common in the Azores.[citation needed] Considered a pest in some areas, they typically begin to appear during autumn from early September to late October as temperatures start dropping.

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.

Young spider
Banded garden spider on stabilimentum in its web

Subspecies[edit]

  • Argiope trifasciata deserticola Simon, 1906 (Sudan)
  • Argiope trifasciata kauaiensis Simon, 1900 (Hawaii)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fauna Europea

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