Black and Yellow Argiope
from Gallatin, Missouri

Argiope aurantia

Argiope aurantia
Joe Richardson took a picture of this beautiful orb weaver in his yard in Gallatin, Missouri.  © Joe Richardson 8/24/2011

black and yellow garden spider
These spiders, like the Banded Argiope in Utah, are large spiders with the female body length reaching
an inch (not including the legs).  Males are much, much smaller.
© Joe Richardson 8/24/2011

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