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Writting spider, corn spider or b/y garden spider (araña escritora)

Argiope aurantia


Arachnid, with large legs, yellow base and at the finish black. It has somes yellow marks in the abdomen, and the chest has a big yellow mark too.


Well this is an arachnid that I found in a tropical forest near to the Sierra Madre Oriental.


Generally the females weaves its web with a vertical "Z" line at the center

1 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G 10 years ago
Black and yellow garden spider (female)
Argiope aurantia Species Argiope aurantia - Black and Yellow Argiope - BugGuide.Net

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LuisStevens 9 years ago

Bienvenido a Project Noah Emanuel. Muy buena primera foto que subes.

EmmanuelPineda 10 years ago

Definitely it's a Argiope aurantia... I've been reading and checking and you're right, thanks Aaron_G

Aaron_G 10 years ago

It's not unreasonable to think A. aurantia ranges down into Mexico, so this is my guess based on what I can see. It looks a lot like the females I see in Oklahoma, USA.

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Spotted on Aug 4, 2012
Submitted on Aug 8, 2012

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