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Yellow Garden Spider

Argiope aurantia

Description:

They have distinctive yellow and black markings on their abdomensand a mostly white cephalothorax. The etymology of its name means "gildedsilver-face". Males range from 5–9 mm (0.20–0.35 in) females from 19–28 mm (0.75–1.10 in). These spiders may bite if disturbed or harassed, but the venom is seemingly harmless to humans.



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DanAm
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DanAm

Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.74, Long: -76.34

Spotted on Aug 31, 2015
Submitted on Aug 31, 2015

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