WHAT KIND OF SPIDER IS THIS?

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WHAT KIND OF SPIDER IS THIS?

Post by hayley0120 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:54 pm

It is about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. It was on my garage door in Western Massachusetts during the summer. Here is a picture of it.[/img]
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Post by polycon » Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:22 pm

Spidus BigandYellowus

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Post by madnewt » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:14 pm

I would hazard a guess at it being an Orb spider, possibly an Argiopinae sp.

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Post by Darby » Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:54 am

It is an Argiope, commonly called a garden spider in the Northeast.

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Post by mkwaje » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:24 am

well, our local name for this is translated as "electric spider" since we frequently find them amidst the electric wirings in the street posts. They have an unusually strong light yellow or yellow webbings.

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Post by February Beetle » Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:10 am

It looks like a black and white Argiope to me, Argiope aurantia. My family kept on our garage door all summer and fed it grasshoppers. :) I would say definatly an Argiope
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