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Black & Yellow Garden Spider

Argiope aurantia

Description:

Spider made a web in a corner outside my screen porch. One day, an oak leaf fell into her web. Overnight, instead of cutting it out, she moved it upward 3-4 inches to cover her egg sacs. Related spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/131...

Habitat:

Large spider common throughout North and Central America. They often build webs in areas adjacent to open sunny fields where they stay concealed and protected from the wind. The spider can also be found along the eaves of houses and outbuildings or in any tall vegetation where they can securely stretch a web. Also called yellow garden spider, golden garden spider, zipper spider, writing spider, corn spider.


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suzmonk
Spotted by
suzmonk

Mississippi, USA

Lat: 31.67, Long: -89.37

Spotted on Nov 11, 2017
Submitted on Nov 13, 2017

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