Yellow Garden Spider

Yellow garden spider. Photo credit: John Jackman, Texas A&M University

Photo credit: John Jackman, Texas A&M University

Yellow Garden Spider

Scientific name: Argiope aurantia Lucas
(Araneae: Araneidae)

Facts: The yellow garden spider or black-and-yellow argiope is a particularly attractive and large species of orb-weaving spider. It is also known as the yellow garden argiope and the “writing spider”. Orb weaver spiders are some of our more conspicuous spiders. Many people think of a typical orb weaver web when they think of a spider.

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