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Yellow Garden Spider

Argiope aurantia

Description:

1 1/8" large , legs with black going to orange-ish color abdomen oval shaped marked with 6 yellow spots on abdomen and black and yellow-orange colorings.

Habitat:

Sunny spot above patio in front corner above railing, has several food storages. Male has already zigzagged web, and has under-lying web, web has circular pattern, front of web where female is, is coned outward from her body and she seems to be settled into it. Below nest is spearmint patch and flowers.

Notes:

Just below railing on lattice is praying mantis egg storage.

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Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2012
Submitted on Aug 25, 2012

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