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CLOSED: Spider found in Libya. Please ID.

Tripoli, Libya

Hi!
This spider builds huge webs between orange or olive trees in our farms near the coast and around Tripoli, Libya. What is it called? and is it dangerous ?
Thanx!!

Thumbnail by Libyano
Minot, ND

Orb weaver, probably an Argiope sp. - not dangerous.

Tripoli, Libya

Thanx!!

I think it is an Argiope Lobata

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_lobata

Regards.

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