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Insect and Spider Identification: Spider ID

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acerbus80
Forsyth, MT

July 30, 2012
8:47 AM

Post #9223534

Found her last week hanging out in my porch and she's still around. Thought I'd see if the helpful people here could tell me more about her.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 30, 2012
8:57 AM

Post #9223547

Looks like Argiope aurantia, a very common (and harmless) orb weaver that goes by any number of common names.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_aurantia
acerbus80
Forsyth, MT

July 30, 2012
9:00 AM

Post #9223556

Thanks. I was pretty sure it was harmless, just curious about what it exactly was.

Thanks Flapdoodle.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 31, 2012
3:41 PM

Post #9225213

Here's an article I wrote about here several years ago: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/216/

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