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Yellow Garden Orbweaver

Argiope Aurantia


Size: Body length of mature female 14-28 mm; mature male 5-8 mm. Color: Carpace silver; top of abdomen boldly patterned in black and yellow; underside of abdomen mottled black with two vertical, parallel yellow stripes. Legs of mature specimens yellowish or reddish brown at base and black distally. Immature specimens have banded legs. Eyes: Eye arrangement typical of orb weavers. Total of eight eyes. Legs: Legs long; first two pairs of legs held together and directed forward at rest in web; hind two pairs of legs directed backwards. Body: Abdomen oval, mature females usually with two rounded humps toward the front.


Typically common in gardens, orchards, forest edges, old fields, and farms.

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1 Comment

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

These are some of my favorites in my meadow. They are totally cool!

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Erlanger, Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Sep 10, 2012
Submitted on Sep 10, 2012

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