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Fall Fund Drive

beautiful, but dangerous? - Argiope aurantia

beautiful, but dangerous? - Argiope aurantia
Acworth, Bartow County, Georgia, USA
August 2, 2006
Size: several inches
He, wrapping up a bug, this is his top

Moved from Spiders.

Golden orb weaver
This is called a Golden Orb Weaver. Not dangerous.

Not dangerous at all
This is a female orb weaver spider. Good to have around to keep flowers and shrubs clean of insects.

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