Geographical Range United States and southern Canada
Habitat Grasslands, gardens
Scientific Name Argiope sp.
Conservation Status Common

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.