Comments & ID Thoughts
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- Submitted: May 26, 2019
- Photographed: May 4, 2019
- Spider: Argiope aurantia (Black and Yellow Garden Spider)
- Location: LaGrange, Georgia, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Can someone help me to identify this spider. I saw it at cub scout camp.
Hi this maybe a cross spider of some description.
Yellow garden spider, non venomous
Yes, good job! The Latin name is Argiope Aurantia.
Psst … lower case on species, Argiope aurantia.
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 »
Sounds like fun, except for the bit about falling in show up to your neck. 😮
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.