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Golden orb spider

I don't know

Description:

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

Habitat:

Marsh grasses

1 Species ID Suggestions

black and yellow garden spider
Argiope aurantia Argiope aurantia


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2 Comments

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 5 years ago

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

MrsPbio
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. http://bugguide.net/node/view/354677

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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Virginia, USA

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

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