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Black and Yellow Garden Spider

Argiope aurantia

Description:

This is an orb weaver. They make a stabilimentum (web decoration) in the center of their circular web. They have distinctive yellow and black markings on their abdomens and a mostly white cephalothorax.

Habitat:

This large spider was slowly crossing a cement bike and jogging trail. Temperature was low 70's and the path was beside a wooded area.

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gatorfellows
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gatorfellows

Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 6, 2013
Submitted on Oct 7, 2013

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