Golden Orbweaver in Canada

Evil lerking in the fields of Ottawa
Location:  Ottawa, Ontario. In a field with no water nearby.
August 28, 2010 7:04 pm
Hey Bugman,
I was trying to take an interesting picture and to do so, it involved walking through this small field.
Upon tredging through this tall grass my friend and I noticed this huge horrid looking spider!
All it’s legs were black, and about half-way towards its body they seemed to be almost clear.
It was mainly black with a yellow sploch between where all its legs meet, near it’s ”head” on its underside, then also further up along its body.
On its top it seemed really almost soft to the touch (not that I touched it)but it looked almost like suede.
It was also mostly black with a yellow sort of design.
Lasltly, it seemed to have a small-ish flat, grey head.
After we saw one we started to notice them everywhere, so I snapped a few pictures and got out!
Thanks so much

Golden Orbweaver

Hi Jessica,
Many people consider the Golden Orbweaver,
Argiope aurantia, to be the most beautiful spider in North America.  They are not aggressive and rarely bite, and when they do bite, the reaction is mild and does not last long.

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