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Subject: Orb Spider?
Location: Northeastern Utah
January 28, 2013 6:27 pm
Here is a spider I found while doing some trimming in Northeastern Utah. Pretty cool looking
Signature: Bryan

Banded Argiope

Hi Bryan,
This really is a beautiful example of a Banded Argiope, Argiope trifasciata.  It is indeed an Orbweaver.  Despite their large size and noticeable coloration and markings, members of the genus Argiope pose no threat to humans, but it is possible that they might bite if carelessly handled.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Utah

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