Picture ID 130625

Picture of unidentified spider

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2nd year we see this guy on our back deck.

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  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2020
  • Photographed: Oct 25, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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This gal is a Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Argiope aurantia. The males don’t make the big webs, their focus is on mating, not eating. Females like yours are usually head-down in their orb webs. Soon she may make an egg sac near her web. The babies are freeze-resistant and won’t emerge from the sac until Spring.