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Genus: Argiope (A. aurantia and A. trifasciata)

This Black and Yellow Argiope ( Argiope aurantia ) is one of the more attractive American spiders.
This series of images depict this spider in its natural environment.
This species prefers sunny areas among flowers, shrubs, and tall plants.
It can be found in many types of habitats.

For excellent background information on this species, see: http://www.bugguide.net/node/view/2025

Also note Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) at bottom of gallery.




Capturing Prey by Web Vibration: Video
Capturing Prey by Web Vibration: Video
Female, dorsal
Female, dorsal
Male, dorsal
Male, dorsal
Female, dorsal
Female, dorsal
Male, dorsal
Male, dorsal
Male, Ventral
Male, Ventral
Male, dorsal
Male, dorsal
Adult, dorsal
Adult, dorsal
Male, ventral
Male, ventral
Adult, dorsal
Adult, dorsal
Adult, ventral
Adult, ventral
Male, ventral
Male, ventral
Male, dorsal
Male, dorsal
Adult, ventral
Adult, ventral
Adult, dorsal
Adult, dorsal
Adult, lateral
Adult, lateral
Adult, ventral
Adult, ventral
Adult, ventral
Adult, ventral
Male, ventral
Male, ventral
Male, ventral
Male, ventral
Adult, dorsal
Adult, dorsal
Female, dorsal, and web
Female, dorsal, and web
Female, anterior
Female, anterior
Female, anterior
Female, anterior
Female, head detail
Female, head detail
Adult wrapping prey with silk
Adult wrapping prey with silk
Adult wrapping prey with silk
Adult wrapping prey with silk
Adult ventral consuming prey
Adult ventral consuming prey
Very young juvenile, dorsal
Very young juvenile, dorsal
Immature, dorsal
Immature, dorsal
Immature, dorsal
Immature, dorsal
Immature, dorsal
Immature, dorsal
Immature, dorsal
Immature, dorsal
Immature, dorsal
Immature, dorsal
Adult, dorsal
Adult, dorsal
Garden Spider on Maui, Hawai'i
Garden Spider on Maui, Hawai'i
Banded Garden Spider (A. trifasciata)
Banded Garden Spider (A. trifasciata)