Argiope aurantia
(Black and Yellow Garden Spider)

Picture ID 32263

Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Dorsal,Webs

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Yellow Garden Spider feasting on a horse fly.

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TangledWeb

Hi, she does look like Argiope aurantia. Virginia seems to have a lot of horseflies, so any spider that eats them is a great thing!

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