Garden Spider

 
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Garden Spider guarding his catch

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Karen Moen - Oct 10, 2008 02:31 AM EDT
Since first viewing this image I learned that this is a female. The male is MUCH smaller and not so colorful. She will hopefully mate and create an eggsack that she attches someplace safe before she dies in the fall.
Guest - Sep 03, 2007 10:45 AM EDT
I just found one of these spiders in my shed and wondered what it was thanks for having this on the web so I could get more information.
Guest - Oct 20, 2006 11:10 AM EDT
Is this garden spider poisonness.
Guest - Aug 06, 2005 09:21 AM EDT
"Black and Yellow Argiope or "Garden Spider / Banana Spider" A very large common spider in North America. Usually hangs in webs with its head facing the ground. It is brightly colored. Its venom is a neurotoxin similar to that of the black widow. However, its venom is not near as potent. Its bite causes local pain and redness with blisters forming. This bite usually resolves within 24 hours except for the bite mark."
Guest - Aug 06, 2005 09:09 AM EDT
That spider is under my deck, there are children In my house shoud I be worried? Is it Poisonous?
Guest - Feb 07, 2005 10:00 PM EDT
Wow, you call this behemoth a garden spider? Interesting colourations on this...spider's are not my favourite things, but this is a great photo. Well done.
Guest - Sep 14, 2004 07:02 PM EDT
Very cool!
Guest - Sep 14, 2004 06:04 PM EDT
Beautiful detail and lighting.

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