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Yellow and Black, Scarry looking bug in friend’s backyard
August 20, 2009
My friend sent me the attached picture of a black/Yellow sorta striped bug from her back yard. 2 questions….1. Is it poisonous or does it “bite”. (she has 3 children and watches my 3 when I’m at work.) 2. What is it?
Christina J. Kuckie
lockport, IL

Golden Orbweaver
Golden Orbweaver

Dear Christina,
You aren’t worried about this beautiful Golden Orb Weaver being a thief?  It is also called a Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Argiope aurantia, the spider from Charlotte’s Web.  All spiders have venom, but very few will bite people and even fewer are dangerous.  The Garden Spider minds its own business and stays in it web.  It is not aggressive.

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One Response to Golden Orbweaver

  1. marie1529 says:

    I think I have a picture of this spider too. I saw it on my garden fence while I was mowing.

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