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Argiope aurantia
(Black and Yellow Garden Spider)

Picture ID 186151

Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider)

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Does anyone know what kind of spider this is? Or if it's poisonous.

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TangledWeb

She has venom for killing bugs to eat. It isn’t medically significant to humans. Bites are said to feel like a bee sting. She won’t bite as long as she isn’t handled roughly.

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