Banded Argiope with Stabilimentum
I have taken many pictures of these spiders but this is the first time I have ever seen the stabilimentum in the web.
That's the zigzag structure to the left. It is a type of web decoration that is seen more in the Black and Yellow Argiope
but this species is known to use them as well. Here is a more detailed explanation of the stabilimentum. I found
this female Banded Argiope on Antelope Island. © Carol Davis 7-25-2012
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