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I think this is a garden spider - Argiope florida - female

I think this is a garden spider - Argiope florida - Female
Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida, USA
July 30, 2011
Size: 3 1/2 inches appr.

Argiope florida - Florida Argiope
Moved from ID Request. This is actually Argiope florida, which looks very similar to the silver argiope. I hope you don't mind I cropped your image.

Silver Argiope
This is a silver Argiope, Argiope argentata. Beautiful spider!

 
Silver Argiope
Is this spider poisonous because she has made a home outside my back porch?

 
Not dangerous
Argiopes are not dangerous at all. They're beneficial to keep around, because they eat a lot of pests.

 
Argiope argentata
Thank you very much!!!

 
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