Banded Garden Spider

Argiope trifasciata

''Argiope trifasciata'' is a species of spider native to North and South America, but now found around the world. It can be found in certain areas of Europe, namely the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands, and Madeira, The similar looking ''Argiope bruennichi'' is common in the Azores. They typically begin to appear during autumn from early September to late October as temperatures start dropping.
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Appearance

Their webs can reach a diameter of about 60 cm. The length of the web depends on the size of the spider. Webs are capable of reaching a total length of 2 meters.
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Naming

* ''Argiope trifasciata deserticola'' Simon, 1906
⤷  ''Argiope trifasciata kauaiensis'' Simon, 1900

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