Four of these lovely arachnids showed up in webs in our
garden. I did not realize that such large and colorful spiders lived in Indiana.
I think that this spider is a Yellow/Black Argiope (Argiope aurantia). Here is where I
located its presence on the World Wide Web:
Information on Argiope aurantia
A good WWW source for information on spiders is
The Arachnology Home Page.