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Dragon Slayer  Argiope aurantia,Yellow Garden Spider Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Dragon Slayer

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  1. Perhaps it is common, but I've never seen a spider feeding on a dragon. Great scene! Posted 5 years ago
  2. Hi, Danny, we haven't heard from you for a while, I hope you are doing fine. We are currently trying to link photos to specific countries as much as we can. Some of your photos are geotagged, but not all. I was wondering if all your photos uploaded to JungleDragon were taken in the USA? Posted 5 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 morpheme
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Uploaded Sep 21, 2014. Captured Sep 17, 2014 09:36.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/4.5
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO400
  • 185mm