Aug 092011
 

Argiope aurantia – Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Also commonly called Black and Yellow Argiope, or Writing Spider
Enric told me about the large spider behind the shed. He didn’t tell me it was a MONSTER!

Female Argiope are the largest spiders most people ever encounter. The body can measure 40 mm (1-1/2″). With legs, 8 cm (3″) in diameter.
The web was very sticky.

 

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