Argiope trifasciataCommon name: Banded Orb-weaver

Meaning of name: Argiope is Latin for with bright face and trifasciata is Latin for three-banded.

Distribution: Found throughout Australia and many parts of the world.

Description: This spider had a body length of approximately 20 millimetres.

Notes: Argiope trifasciata tends to build its web close to the ground in tall grass.

References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_trifasciata

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:6793e03d-27ed-4faf-bbf9-b7c78d594b4f

http://www.spiders.us/species/argiope-trifasciata/

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