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gardenSpider - Argiope aurantia

gardenSpider - Argiope aurantia
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
September 3, 2004
We found this beautiful garden spider between branches of one of our chile plants.

Spider relocation?
I love nature & try to work within it. I relocate snakes, spiders & insects. I have a Argiope aurantia that has moved onto my porch. Beautiful spider, but she has to move. Yesterday at dusk I rescued a tiny hummingbird from her web. The hummer had the sticky, gooey filament around its wings and beak and it was keening. I took it away and removed the strands of web then carried it to a mimosa bloom. It briefly sipped the nectar, then zoomed away. Would this spider like to work/live in my garden?

Garden Spider
This is in my Pepper plants In Redding CA, French Gulch area actually. I think this spider likes HOT peppers. I was wondering why my peppers were 1/2 eaten! (From the bottom up).

They must love hot stuff. Ha
They must love hot stuff.
Have one in one of my cayenne pepper plants

may be the same in Cape Breton
Oh I think this is the same spider that I just posted a picture of. It kind of freaks me out. does it bite?

I put one of these in Front of my brother in a container and he screamed his head off! I love these because the take care of pest like beetles and siblings...

This is a black and yellow argiope

This is a writing spider. My
This is a writing spider. My brother has a lot of them around his house in Randolph County, NC. They will violently shake their web whe disturbed.

Large Spider
We have one of these in our raspberry plants. Can you imagine trying to pick the berries and having him shake his web. I think he is going to jump right off the web. We are in Michigan and he has been here 3 years.

Garden Spider
I live in NH I found one of these in my yard. Is this anything to worry about? Is it harmful at all. I am not a spider fan at all and this one creeps me out!!

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