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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.
Thank you!
Signature: George Samouilidis

Wasp Spider

Wasp Spider

Hi George,
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. 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Edessa, Greece

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