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Spider Photos - Argiopes 2007/8

Here's some photos of Argiopes,  mainly from the United States.  In Australia, we call our variety St. Andrew's Cross but in the United States they are more commonly called a Black and Yellow Argiope.  (Argiope aurantia).
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ARGIOPE

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BLACK & YELLOW ARGIOPES

13 November, 2008:
 The "codorus" pictures are really nice shots of a yellow argiope I hope you'll enjoy. :) Thanks! Sam
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10 November, 2008:
I have attached a picture of the spider in question as well as a picture of our friend "Charlotte" that lives in the flower garden in our front yard. Thank you in advance for your time. Sincerely, Tonya
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25 October, 2008: Dear Glen, I found this spider this morning in my garden and wanted to know what it is. It is really pretty as spiders go and did not like me getting close to it. I love your site and am still navigating to see all of the interesting spiders. I live in South Texas along the Gulf Coast. Any information would be helpful as I donít want to disturb it if it poses no threat to me or may cat. Thanks Trudy

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16 October, 2008:
Attached are three photos I took a long time ago with Alanís dadís camera. Since he is not technically inclined, I ďborrowedĒ the camera - for about 10 years. It broke and now I will have to wait for another chance to take pictures with a good lens. Maybe soonÖ. The first picture has Alanís hand in the background. The third picture is a good shot of one of the spiders weaving her web. We get these guys in the fall for a short time before the frost. They are beautiful, arenít they? And pretty big. Feel free to use the photos on your site, if you like. The only thing I donít want is for someone else to publish them and stick their copyright on them, so that I canít use them anymoreÖ I would like my pictures to be free to be used by anyone, including me of course!  Daniela

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12 October, 2008:
Hello this spider was hanging out by the front door to out office. Very large at about 3 inches across. Rich
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8 October, 2008:
share as you like, she has produced four egg purses and lots of happiness watching her
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6 October, 2008:
We have had this spider in our backyard for several weeks now. My kids found it and we decided to just leave it alone and check on it. We looked on the internet and think itís an Argiope aurantia but just wanted to check with you and see what you thought. We open our blinds in the kitchen and itís outside that window so we see it almost everyday. Thanks,
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30 September, 2008:
Sorry, These are much better photos. Thanx, Aaron Ink


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30 September, 2008:
Hello, I was looking at your website and seen some neat pictures of spiders there,so I decided to send you this one that I took out back in my garden where I planted some corn here in Reading, Pa. hope you enjoy them. It scared the kids, but i found it to be pretty neat. Gordon


 

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30 September, 2008:
hey there! Pretty nifty site you have there :) Although I personally and not that big a fan of spiders..(i'll probably scream if i get too close to one thats not in its web,) I really like the site XD It has a great deal of useful information in it! Now, it's been a good while since i've done research of anykind, so I was hoping you could do a pretty quick spider ID for me. My girlfriend snapped this pretty good photo of what I've coem to believe is the said spider, and i was just wanting to be sure That i have not mis-informed her :) If im correct in that its the genus Nephilia, i was wondering just out of personal curiosity which specific species this one happened to be. I've been seeing plenty of photos on the web but I cant say that i've come across any with the same color pattern on the abdomen Thanks for your time, Tim

Reply: Yes you have misinformed her, this is a black and yellow argiope.

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30 September, 2008:
how do you like this one? Doug

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Reply: This is a black and yellow argiope with her egg sac. They are not venomous.

18 September, 2008:
Hi, You may have received an email from us already -- hit some key combination and evidently it sent it before I could attach the photo. Just in case you didn't get the first one, this spider was at a lower place on our deck and now has moved above our heads and has added what looks like an egg sac. Do you know if this is a poisonous spider -- can't find it on your website, which -- by the way -- is wonderful. Thank you. Cindy

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15 September, 2008:
Dear Glen, My family and I just moved to New Orleans (Westbank area) and my husband was mowing the lawn when he saw this spider hanging out on a fence in our backyard. We were wondering if you can possibly identify this spider for us. It was hanging out on the fence by the kid's swing set and I would like to know if it is poisonous or not. Thanx! Michelle & Hans
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14 September, 2008:
I found this Spider on my Ladder in Saugerties NY today 9/4/08 and thought you may like a photo. I thought the egg sack was very interesting. .
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7 September, 2008:
I found this Spider on my Ladder in Saugerties NY today 9/4/08 and thought you may like a photo. I thought the egg sack was very interesting.
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7 September, 2008:
Dear Glen, You have helped me out in the past. So here is another one. This one was spotted at a Brea California skate park. Can you tell me what is if it is venomous or just looks scary?

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7 September, 2008:
Found this spider on our back deck on August 30, 2008. Thanks to your website, we know what it is! Thanks, Heather Ringgold, GA

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4 September, 2008:
I thought you might enjoy this exceptional picture of a Black and Yellow Argiope we found in our flowerbed in Ionia Michigan on Aug. 24th, 2008. It is approximately 2" in length by 1" wide. This would be a female as the male is considerably smaller and less colorful. They lay between 400 and 1,400 eggs at a time. Although they will bite if handled they are not considered to be dangerous to humans.
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24 August, 2008:
Initially I thought this was a Golden Silk Orb Weaver, but upon looking through your site, I'm thinking it's an Argiope. Orlando, Fl Allan

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22 August, 2008:
HDear Friend, Since Katrina, 2005, we have seen dozens of Black Widow and now this spider. Very unique to our area. Are they , the black and white ones , dangerous? Richard

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22 August, 2008:
Hello! I recently moved from California to Western Pennsylvania and have a few spiders that I am not sure if they are poisonous or just scary. All of them were found on cars that are just sitting around. If you need the pictures sent as a file to identify, please let me know. I am extremely fearful of spiders and have been having nightmares about these characters so I need to know what they are! My future sleep thanks you! Wendy

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18 August, 2008:
The male clearly has palps in a drumstick shape--please enjoy or share as your wish.

 

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18 August, 2008:
I have never seen a spider like this before. I found it in my backyard yesterday, I live in Rome, New York. Thanks to your site, I now know what it is. Frank,

 

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Reply: I'm not sure about the male, it looks more like a Venusta Orchard spider.
18 August, 2008:

hi there, there has been this black and yellow argiope in front of my house for a week or so. Im afraid of spiders, but I find this one spider beautiful! I didn't know what it was, until I came across your website. lots of information! after I saw the website, I went back outside and found the male (correct me if I was wrong about the male) not that far from her. I even got my camera out and took a couple of pictures. one picture she had just got another prey, another spider of some sort. anyways, I thought I would share these pictures with you. ~Phil

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18 August, 2008:
This pretty argiope is rebuilding her web after a heavy night rain. (I blush to admit that I actually painted my house green to have a better back drop for the spiders.) Ellen Broken Arrow Oklahoma

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29 July, 2008:
To Whom It May Concern; I found this same looking spider on my back deck door window, I am curious if it is poisonous or not? If so what do I need to do if someone gets bitten before we are able to remove the spider, I am dreadfully afraid of spiders and will not go near it, I am fearful that my 4 year old may get to the back door to go in and out with the dogs without my knowledge. I will be removing the spider well having it removed by someone. I just want to make sure if one is in the area I am sure others are. I just want to know what kind of spider it is and if it is poisonous. Thanks for your time. Sincerely Faith

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29 July, 2008:
I found this spider on a plant behind my house. [the yellow one

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27 July, 2008:
We found this spider in our garden in eastern NC. We think it's a black and yellow argiope. Thanks Lisa

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11 July, 2008:
Hi! My name is Zachary and Iím 11 years old. I live in Indiana and for 3 weeks Iím on vacation in Florida. I have a sharp interest for spiders and know a lot of them. The other day I saw a interesting web when I came back from the store. I said Iíd be a second and went to observe it. I thought I could recognize it as a banana spider but wanted to be sure so I called for help. When my grandparent came he said it was too small t be a banana spider. so I searched everywhere! But then I thought I found it. It said it was a Saint Andrews Cross spider but I wasnít totally sure. So I went loo king around and found your website. I had a blast looking at all the spiders. So then I got the camera and took some pictures of this spidey. And then found how to contact you and well here it all is. This is my first time looking and typing to you so I hope you can identify my little friend20and any others I send. You can use any of my pics freely. Thanks and goodbye!!!! Sincerely, ; ; Zachary Click for a larger view.

Reply: This is probably a male black and yellow argiope.

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29 June, 2008:
Hi Glen, I photographed these Argiopes in a patch of sunflowers between June 17, and June 24, 2008. There were a lot of them, with varying sizes. One of them was big enough by the 24th that I could see that they are juvenile Black and Yellow Argiopes. Feel free to use the pictures if you want. Also, you can view a video of me, feeding them here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_OKnoBG17w. --Damy
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22 June, 2008:
Have been trying to identify this guy seen in Zambia. Can you advise? Jocelyn
 

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10 May, 2008:
Also, a picture of a beautiful yellow garden spider, next to my 15 year old cinnamon lady. I caught her because my neighbors wanted to kill her as she had made her web in their backyard. I later released her into the open space by my house. Regards, Terry

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14 January, 2008:
Hi there, I found this spider in the backyard of my house in South Philly, PA.  It's body is as large as a half-dollar and it's web looked like it  could capture a small bird, with a really dense silky patch in the
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22 October, 2007:
Hi Glen, Your web site is excellent! I have seen 2 of these spiders, one last fall and now this year, there webs with the zig-zag design is just amazing and I just had to find out more about them and thanks to your web site I have. Monetta,  Manchester Tn. Please enjoy the photo.
 


 

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13 October, 2007:

Hello Glen, Found your website as I was looking for a description of the spider in these pictures I took this evening. I was surprised to find this spider right out my back door. The web it had spun was just beautiful but was unable to really capture it. Is this a black and yellow argiope spider? I am not a fan of spiders however, I really enjoy taking unusual pictures and for me this was a first. Hope to hear from you. Thanks.
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13 October, 2007:
 

Please use or share as you feel fit, thanks ellen

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1 October, 2007:
Found this on my back patio this morning in Austin, Texas - looks somewhat similar to the marbled orb spiders on the website, but has some variations - black and orange legs, and the orb is not as large. But definitely marbled! The body was about an inch long.
Jay

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