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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.

  spider - close-up
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.