Subject: Yellow Garden Spider
Geographic location of the bug: Lake Bluff, Illinois
Time: 09:55 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I work in a landscape garden and we get lots of spiders, mostly cross spiders, so I was happy to come across this beauty. I grew up having them in my mom’s garden, so it really did make me smile. Hopefully the pictures are worthy of sharing.
How you want your letter signed: Karin
Your images of a Banded Garden Orbweaver, Argiope trifasciata, are beautiful. According to BugGuide, the habitat is: “Open areas, old fields, etc. with tall grass. Webs tend to be more hidden than those of aurantia, and the preferred habitat is said to be drier.”