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What kind of spider is this?? - Argiope aurantia

What kind of spider is this?? - Argiope aurantia
Loxahatchee Area, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
July 29, 2010

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Argiope aurantia
Try Black-and-yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia).
This spider spins a web with a vertical zigzag pattern in the center, where the female often sits, head downward. The male builds a web in the outer portions of the female's.

My concern is: Is it going t
My concern is: Is it going to hurt the children or Dogs? I am assuming not so much if it is a garden spider...

 
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no. Completely harmless.

Definitely a Garden Spider
Garden Orbweaver. May be an immature yellow, but I cannot with any confidence say for sure, but it is most definitely a Garden Spider of some kind. The younger they are the more "writing" on their web.

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