What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Big ol’ Spider
Location: Nashville, TN
September 26, 2015 8:37 pm
My sister came across this spider when she walked right into its web on her back porch this morning. She said the web felt incredibly strong. Is this thing dangerous?
Signature: Concerned big brother

Golden Orbweaver

Golden Orbweaver

Dear Concerned Big Brother,
This is a Golden Orbweaver,
Argiope aurantia, and it is not an aggressive species, nor is it considered dangerous, though a large individual might bite a person if it is carelessly handled.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

One Response to Golden Orbweaver

  1. Martha! We had one of these living in a corner of our deck a few years ago. We named her and tossed grasshoppers into her web to watch her spin and feast. Cool spider!

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