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Bless all who love "the good earth".. I, too, have had Cindy (s) in my garden, they are shockingly large, but anything that brightly coloured is advertising it's supremacy. I have lots of wildlife in my backyard and I wonder does the spiders colouring serve to warn off birds? I am in an area where a lot of lawn spraying is done, (not in mine, however), and have been sorry to see that in the last two seasons I have not had an Argiope to watch. I think that some of the sprays contain miticides, and since mites are minute arachnids, I wonder if that is why I haven't seen any Argiope? Have you found any info on arachnid sensitivities? people go to such lengths to have their velvet lawns and never realize the wider effects of their pursuit. well..there it is...I scrolled down the page and theres a link about pest control... :'(