Picture ID 127902

Picture of unidentified spider

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Would like to know if this spider is harmful and its name

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  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 30, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi there! This is an orb-weaver from the genus Argiope, possibly Argiope argentata, the Silver Garden spider. It is harmless. Some people call these orb-weavers Signature Spiders, Writing Spiders, or Zipper Spiders due to their patterned webs.