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Brief Summary

    Argiope trifasciata: Brief Summary
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    Argiope trifasciata (the banded garden spider or banded orb weaving spider) is a species of spiders found around the world. It can be found in certain areas of Europe, namely the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands, and Madeira, as well as in North America. The similar looking Argiope bruennichi is common in the Azores.[citation needed] Considered a pest in some areas, they typically begin to appear during autumn from early September to late October as temperatures start dropping.

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

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Comprehensive Description

    Argiope trifasciata
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    Argiope trifasciata (the banded garden spider or banded orb weaving spider)[2] is a species of spiders found around the world. It can be found in certain areas of Europe, namely the Iberian Peninsula, the Canary Islands, and Madeira,[3] as well as in North America.[2] The similar looking Argiope bruennichi is common in the Azores.[citation needed] Considered a pest in some areas, they typically begin to appear during autumn from early September to late October as temperatures start dropping.

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

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    Subspecies

    • Argiope trifasciata deserticola Simon, 1906 (Sudan)
    • Argiope trifasciata kauaiensis Simon, 1900 (Hawaii)

    References

    1. ^ "ITIS standard report - Argiope trifasciata (Forsskål, 1775)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 24 December 2015..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    2. ^ a b "Top 20 Arachnids". Utah State University Extension Service. Archived from the original on May 22, 2017. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
    3. ^ Fauna Europea