Picture ID 145743

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I think this may be a yellow garden spider but based on size it seems to be too large to be one. Curious what kind of spider it is and if it's venomous

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  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2021
  • Photographed: Aug 20, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Yes, you had the answer. She was Argiope aurantia, a Black and Yellow Garden Spider. The females are quite large. She had venom for killing prey swiftly, but it isn’t medically significant to humans. She would only bite in self-defense and they prefer to stay in their webs at night and hide in the daytime.