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Golden Silk Orb-Weaver

Nephila

2 Species ID Suggestions

Golden silk orb-weaver
Nephila sp. Golden silk orb-weaver
Black and yellow Argiope
Argiope aurantia


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5 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Kim, I think this is an Argiope aurantia with a more slender abdomen:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/6613

KimChampagne
KimChampagne 7 years ago

Jeff I agree with your first suggestion Nephila

Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 7 years ago

OK. I took another look at the photos, and agree.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

I agree with Joan, this is Argiope aurantia.

Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 7 years ago

The shape of the abdomen suggest Nephila to me.

KimChampagne
Spotted by
KimChampagne

Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Jul 17, 2013
Submitted on Jul 17, 2013

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