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Banana Spider Trying to get a good shot of this guy and my son blew on him. Spider began swinging back and forth on web,I thought for sure he was gonna throw himself at me. I braved it though,to get a good shot,lol! Argiope aurantia,Black and Yellow Garden Spider Click/tap to enlarge

Banana Spider

Trying to get a good shot of this guy and my son blew on him. Spider began swinging back and forth on web,I thought for sure he was gonna throw himself at me. I braved it though,to get a good shot,lol!

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  1. Thanks for the bravery, it was worth it! Impressive spider. Posted 6 years ago
  2. stunning pattern,amazing spider Posted 6 years ago

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The spider species ''Argiope aurantia'' is commonly known as the yellow garden spider, black and yellow garden spider, golden garden spider, writing spider, or corn spider. It is common to the contiguous United States, Hawaii, southern Canada, Mexico, and Central America. They have distinctive yellow and black markings on their abdomens and a mostly white cephalothorax. The etymology of its name means "gilded silver-face". Males range from 5–9 mm females from 19–28 mm . These spiders may bite.. more

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jul 26, 2013.