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    Spider ID needed

    I know this isn't the best pic... but a friend wants me to come remove this spider from her work. Does anyone know what it is? I'm guessing it's genus is Argiope. I've never seen a local w/ bright yellow on it like that, though. I don't know if it's the species or the picture.

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    Re: Spider ID needed

    Could it be an Argiope trifasciata? Based on this I would say, "Yes." Do they go through pattern changes as they grow? Kinda like widows do? Because when I GIS that species I see spiders like this which is definitely not the spider in the pic my friend sent me.

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    Re: Spider ID needed

    Okay, that picture is really tiny. Try this:
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    Re: Spider ID needed

    Ah, I think she sent a ventral picture. I sent her the Argiope trifasciata Wiki page and she says that is what the spider looks like.

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    Re: Spider ID needed

    looks like that might be right. picture is still pretty fuzzy!

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    Re: Spider ID needed

    After work I'm going down there to relocate it so my friend's coworker doesn't squash it. I could keep it for you, though!

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    Re: Spider ID needed

    haha i'm busy enough with little bishopi slings to care for

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