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Spider  Argiope aurantia,Dual-ISO,Geotagged,Summer,United States,Yellow Garden Spider Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Can anyone identify this spider? It is in San Antonio TX Posted 4 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 Sep 8, 2015. Captured Sep 6, 2015 11:35 in 2900-3120 Bulverde Road, Bulverde, TX 78163, USA.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/11.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 55mm