Argiope aurantia
(Black and Yellow Garden Spider)

Picture ID 62453

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

Comments & ID Thoughts

Unknown

Please Login to comment
2 Comment threads
6 Thread replies
6 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
Matt00ItsyBitsyTangledWebBillieVindication10 Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Vindication10
Member

Yellow garden spider, non venomous

TangledWeb
Member

Yes, good job! The Latin name is Argiope Aurantia.

ItsyBitsy
Moderator

Psst … lower case on species, Argiope aurantia.

TangledWeb
Member

Oops, I know. I have a weird excuse, I climbed three mountains in five days and more climbs and hikes of other forest areas. I guess I’m a bit tired. I wanted to find out what spiders might be around on frozen mountain summits in late May. We hiked for miles through rivers, mud slides, slushy snow and balanced on a thin “monorail” of ice formed by hikers walking on deep snow and compressing it in the center of the trail. I fell up to my neck into a snow covered cavern. It was interesting, at least. The answer for… Read more »

ItsyBitsy
Moderator

Sounds like fun, except for the bit about falling in show up to your neck. 😮

Matt00
Member

Non venomous but has really large fangs. The venom won’t harm you but the mechanical bite would likely hurt very much. The good news is you would have to hold it down and force it to bite you. They are very reluctant to bite all they want is to be left alone, catch bugs and lay eggs. Had one on my porch several years ago. I used to catch bugs and throw them into it’s web.

Additional Pictures

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