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Photo#12940
Black and Yellow Argiope - Argiope aurantia

Black and Yellow Argiope - Argiope aurantia
Milton, Massachusetts, USA
August 6, 2004

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This image is being used on the genus info page. Thanks!

Hi I have two dogs and 2year
Hi I have two dogs and 2year old kid is this spider danerous at all?

 
Not dangerous
The only time one of these spiders would bite a person is if it were grabbed, and felt threatened. These argiopes look threatening, but they are not aggressive at all, and in the rare case of a bite, all that usually happens is a red bump.

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