Subject: What is this Spider
Location: Southern California
August 8, 2015 7:39 am
We found this spider in the bushes next to my house in ladera ranch, Ca. (Southern California). Please let me know, so I can tell my son. Is it friendly?
Thank you
Signature: Dennis Fox

Silver Orbweaver

Silver Orbweaver

Dear Dennis,
As much as we feel the need to promote the benefits of insects, spiders and other bugs, we have a really hard time thinking of spiders as “friendly” but with that said, this Silver Orbweaver,
Argiope agrentata, is not considered either an aggressive or dangerous species.  Orbweavers are relatively docile spiders that generally remain in their webs, and they are actually quite clumsy when attempting to move about outside the web.

Location: Ladera Ranch, California

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