Tiny Banded Argiope
"Banded Garden Spider"
Argiope trifasciata


banded garden spider
I found this little orb web first and then noticed the tiny spider in the middle.
I'd never found one of these in Southern Utah, so I wasn't quite sure if I
was correct in my identification.  It did indeed turn out to be a very tiny
 A
rgiope trifasciataThe jagged thing in the web below the spider is a
stabilimentum. ┬ęCarol Davis - Tonaquint Nature Park, St. George,
Utah

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