Location: Barstow California
October 28, 2015 12:58 pm
I was walking my dog through the mojave desert when I nearly ran into this guy strung up in his web between a cresote and Russian thistle. He is the size of a 50¢ piece all stretched out. I thought it was an odd colored male black widow. I have never seen this type of spider before. Can you tell me what it is?
Signature: B slack

Banded Argiope

Banded Argiope

Dear B slack,
We believe yours is the first submission we have ever received from Barstow.  This is a very pale colored Banded Argiope,
Argiope trifasciata, an impressive but harmless species of Orbweaver.

Location: Barstow, California

2 Responses to Pale Banded Argiope

  1. Curious Girl says:

    Boy or girl? Looks like a “Gal” to me.

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