Argiope aurantia
(Black and Yellow Garden Spider)

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Picture of Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider) - Female - Ventral,Webs
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jenhawkins1981

Hi there, if I’m not mistaken I believe this is what is commonly known as a Writing Spider, or Argiope aurantia. It is a harmless, orb-weaving arachnid. The web of the garden spider contains a highly visible zigzagging X-shaped pattern. Hope this helps!

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