CRITTERS – Argiope Spider

Post last updated: November 20th, 2019

Black and Yellow Argiope Spider
Black and Yellow Argiope Spider
June 26, 2015

The Black and Yellow Argiope Spider, Argiope aurantia, is a common Florida spider. They hang with their head down and their web is medium-sized with thick zigzag bands of silk that remind one of rick rack.

20 thoughts on “CRITTERS – Argiope Spider”

  1. AHHH, the tangled web we weave… Beautiful! I am always amazed at the way a spider spins its web.

    1. Gypsy – Me, too. I saw the spider and the web almost simultaneously. I’ve got to cut the azaleas back from the house because I’m having gutters put in so I was doing a beat-the-bush-for-wasps ahead of doing the cutting in case the wasps had to be dispatched. His web was attached to the A/C unit and was so interesting that my first thought was, “Gotta photograph that!”

  2. Love this spider! The webs are very interesting. I have seen these in my garden before, and perhaps I will see more of them. “Spider season” is approaching when spiderwebs are everywhere!

  3. Margo doesn’t like spiders. As a matter of fact, she is very bug adverse even if they have such lovely markings.

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