Subject: What spider is that?
Location: Greece, Edessa
October 13, 2013 6:24 am
Greetings to the community…i found this spider in my garage and i have been wondering if its poisonous or not.
I am living in northen Greece, Edessa
I just want to know if i have to worry for more or not…cause i have never seen one like this! and Scout guy.
Signature: George Samouilidis
Your spider is a harmless Orbweaver, Argiope bruennichi, and it is commonly called a Wasp Spider. According to UK Safari: ” It’s a native spider of Mediterranean areas, and has only recently colonised England. Despite the warning colouration this is not a dangerous species. The wasp-like appearance is probably defensive, to deter predators.” The Spiders of Northwest Europe has some beautiful photos of the Wasp Spider.