|Geographical Range||United States and southern Canada|
|Scientific Name||Argiope sp.|
This Missouri spider can be found making beautiful orb webs with large white zig-zag lines down the center of them. Sitting head down in the web, Argiope spiders wait for katydids and grasshoppers to stop by for dinner. Grasslands and gardens seem to be the spiders' favorite places to build their webs.