Unidentified

Picture ID 13595

Picture of unidentified spider

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Nephila Fenestrata

  • Submitted by: 
    Bene
  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Photographed: May 16, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Scorpawe
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I think it is a Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia).
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_aurantia

Elizebethe
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Definitely a Golden orb weaver. Hairy legs and markings are a dead giveaway. They’re also becoming more common in Cape Town and are huge when full grown. Usually found outdoors although my sister found one in her house recently. They’re not venomous and generally not aggressive either.
https://spiderid.com/spider/araneidae/nephila/fenestrata/