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What the heck is this???? warning bug pic

Posted by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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Sorry the pic is not the best but I didn't want to get to close. This thing is huge! It's right by my mail box just wondering of anyone knows what it is and if it's dangerous?

by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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heathercook78
by Silver Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 2:52 PM
Garden spider, orb weaver. Not dangerous lol but big!
angelachristine
by Platinum Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 2:55 PM

ok I don't like spiders so I'm not going to get close anyway but i was hoping it wasn't dangerous. The coloring is really weird the legs are black and brown and then it has the yellow middle. Also it's a lot bigger than i'm used too.  My dh called me over and I thought he wanted me to look at the tomatoes. I screamed when I saw it. lol


Quoting heathercook78:

Garden spider, orb weaver. Not dangerous lol but big!



IamMex11
by Bronze Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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 im blind! i can't see a thing!!

RaineyLeigh
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 3:04 PM

definitely a garden spider and those can get big! creepy but not harmful.

Pooobaihr
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 3:04 PM

I was going to say spider.. but someone already told you. :D

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/black_and_yellow_argiope.htm

mom_dl6
by Platinum Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 3:05 PM

 it will keep the other bugs away 

The spider species Argiope aurantia is commonly known as the black and yellow garden spiderwriting spider, or corn spider. It is common to the contiguous United StatesHawaii, southern CanadaMexico, and Central America. They have distinctive yellow and black markings on their abdomens and a mostly white cephalothorax. The etymology of its name means "gilded silver-face". Males range from 5–9 mm (0.20–0.35 in) females from 19–28 mm (0.75–1.1 in). Like other members of Argiope they are considered harmless to humans.

                         


swishyskirt
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 3:07 PM


angelachristine
by Platinum Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 3:15 PM
It's a black and yellow spider mid way down the fence. My camera on my phone is not the best and I didn't want to get to close. Trust me in person he's huge!


Quoting IamMex11:

 im blind! i can't see a thing!!


ColieO
by I Rock on Sep. 3, 2013 at 3:16 PM
Banana spider?
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angelachristine
by Platinum Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 3:18 PM
Yeah that's it. Thanks. I guess I'll leave him alone but I'm going to make my dh check the mail. Even if it's not dangerous they still creep me out. Lol


Quoting Pooobaihr:

I was going to say spider.. but someone already told you. :D

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/black_and_yellow_argiope.htm


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