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Garden orbweaver

Argiope aurantia

Description:

Located in Huntly meadows park in the marsh in between lizard tail, button bush, and arrow arum plants. Measured aprox. 18-20mm.

Notes:

The day was hot, muggy, and sunny. The spotting was on the outside of the boardwalk circle near the south viewing platform.

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Argiope aurantia Argiope aurantia


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2 Comments

matthewryanre
matthewryanre 10 years ago

Thank you Ashley for the ID.

AshleyBradford
AshleyBradford 10 years ago

A.k.a. Yellow Garden Spider. Nice find! I don't think I've seen these at Huntley, though I've found tons of them over by the river above Belle Haven. It'll grow up to be one of these:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zxgirl/2916...

matthewryanre
Spotted by
matthewryanre

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2011
Submitted on May 22, 2012

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