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Argiope aurantia or Writing Spider

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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 DannyLong
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By DannyLong

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Uploaded Sep 11, 2014. Captured Sep 10, 2014 09:57.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/3.2
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO400
  • 185mm