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Golden orb spider

I don't know


Yellow and black front long legs it's 2 inches long


Marsh grasses

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black and yellow garden spider
Argiope aurantia Argiope aurantia

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MrsPbio 5 years ago

(Sheeesh.. please disregard the obvious grammatical errors!!)

MrsPbio 5 years ago

Not an golden-orb weaver. LisaPowers is correct.

They are both big, but G-O-W's are huge, and they have shaggy tufts at the legs joints. (Nephila clavipes). Here in Florida we call those "Banana spiders. Basically harmless.

I've seen the A. aurantia called "golden orb", but not sure why.... N.clavipes has actually golden silk. A aurantia doesn't, to my knowledge.

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Spotted on Jan 3, 1970
Submitted on Aug 28, 2013

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