Argiope aurantia
(Black and Yellow Garden Spider)

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

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Vindication10
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Yellow garden spider, non venomous

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

ItsyBitsy
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Psst … lower case on species, Argiope aurantia.

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

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