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Black and Yellow Argiope - Argiope aurantia This is the ventral view of a Black and Yellow Argiope - argiope aurantia. They are also called Golden Orb weavers, Writing Spiders or Garden Spiders. My neighbor called me to come grab a shot of it. She wanted me to see the top of it or rather it's dorsal side. So, she moved the web, the spider ran/jumped down and I was out of there. Nothing really phases me or scares me but put a spider in my personal space and my heart stops, my throat seems to clamp shut and when I get my voice back, my voice goes ultra soprano, my wheelchair can't move fast enough and I need to change my shorts. That was the end of my day outdoors, thank you very much. What did my neighbor do? She laughed the entire time!! On the ground, rolling around laughing! That's okay, wait until she sees a snake in the yard...  Argiope aurantia,Black and Yellow Argiope,Black and Yellow Garden Spider,Spider Click/tap to enlarge Species intro

Black and Yellow Argiope - Argiope aurantia

This is the ventral view of a Black and Yellow Argiope - argiope aurantia. They are also called Golden Orb weavers, Writing Spiders or Garden Spiders. My neighbor called me to come grab a shot of it. She wanted me to see the top of it or rather it's dorsal side. So, she moved the web, the spider ran/jumped down and I was out of there. Nothing really phases me or scares me but put a spider in my personal space and my heart stops, my throat seems to clamp shut and when I get my voice back, my voice goes ultra soprano, my wheelchair can't move fast enough and I need to change my shorts. That was the end of my day outdoors, thank you very much. What did my neighbor do? She laughed the entire time!! On the ground, rolling around laughing! That's okay, wait until she sees a snake in the yard...

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  1. Great story, Carrie. Looks like your neighbour is a lot less friendly than the spider. Posted 8 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 Ferdy Christant
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