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Genus: Argiope

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.




Black and Yellow Argiope Black and Yellow Argiope Black and Yellow Argiope Black and Yellow Argiope Black and Yellow Argiope Black and Yellow Argiope
Black  Yellow Argiope Ventral Black and Yellow Argiope Black and Yellow Argiope Before Sun-up After Sun-up Ventral View Details
Dorsal View Details Maintaining Web Ventral View Ventral View Details Ventral View Detail Ventral View Details
Dorsal View Dorsal View showing Web Detail Anterior View Anterior View Anterior View with Head Detail Black and Yellow Argiope Wrapping Prey with Silk
Black and Yellow Argiope Wrapping Prey with Silk Black and Yellow Argiope with Prey Black and Yellow Argiope (Juvenile) Young Black and Yellow Argiope Black and Yellow Argiope Black and Yellow Argiope (Juvenile)
Juvenile Yellow Garden Spider Black-and-Yellow Argiope Garden Spider on Maui, Hawai'i Banded Garden Spider