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Black and Yellow Garden Spider

Argiope aurantia

Description:

The spider species Argiope aurantia is commonly known as the black and yellow 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. Males range from 5–9 mm (0.20–0.35 in) females from 19–28 mm (0.75–1.1 in). Like other members of Argiope they are considered harmless to humans.

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chuck.replogle
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chuck.replogle

Woodbridge, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 21, 2012

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