Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

Order: Araneae (ah-RAY-nee-ee) (Info)
Family: Araneidae (ar-ray-NEE-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Argiope (ar-JY-oh-pee) (Info)
Species: bruennichi

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports)

Members' Notes:

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On Aug 9, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

A spider fairly widespread in southern and central europe.
I found this spider in my garden where it had spun its web amongst the plants. The female sat in the centre of the web and was busy wrapping a prey item in silk when I came across her. A movement to one side of the web led me to take a closer look and there was the comparatively tiny male, awaiting an opportunity. He behaved in a very nervous fashion, attempting to make himself invisible.