It's definitely Argiope.
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> On Aug 7, 2016, at 10:58 AM, Louis Sorkin <sor...@amnh.org> wrote:
> A golden orb weaver is normally thought of as Nephila clavipes, but the
> spider picture (a ventral view) that Ann posted looks more like a species of
> Argiope, probably A. trifasciata. It is known as the banded Argiope. There
> would be a brush on the distal tibiae of legs I, II, IV in Nephila clavipes
> and these are absent in the pictures supplied. There are also remnants of a
> stabilimentum in the picture and that is found in Argiope orb webs.
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> It's called the Golden Orb Weaver spider. Beautiful!
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> > On Aug 6, 2016, at 9:07 PM, Ann Shaftel <annshaf...@me.com> wrote:
> > <IMG_3873.JPG>