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Black and Yellow Garden Spider A large spider, easily spotted due to its bright yellow and black abdomen, is a common visitor to gardens. Although the size of this spider is quite intimidating, it is perfectly harmless to humans. Argiope aurantia,Black and Yellow Garden Spider,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Black and Yellow Garden Spider

A large spider, easily spotted due to its bright yellow and black abdomen, is a common visitor to gardens. Although the size of this spider is quite intimidating, it is perfectly harmless to humans.

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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

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Species identified by Deb Cappello
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By Deb Cappello

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Uploaded Aug 2, 2014. Captured Sep 21, 2009 23:14 in 131-133 Grand Army of the Republic Highway, Kane, PA 16735, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
  • f/2.7
  • 1/125s
  • ISO80
  • 6.2mm