Black and Yellow Argiope (female)

While we’re doing that spider thing, here’s one that is seen commonly during late-summer/early-fall.

18 AUG 2020 | JMAWR | Black and Yellow Argiope (female)

A Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia) spider was spotted during a photowalk with Michael Powell around Mulligan Pond at Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge (JMAWR) in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a female, as indicated by her size.

Females can be almost two inches long, while the males tend to be much smaller, rarely reaching even 1/4 of an inch in size. … The females live less than a year, dying by the first frosts. The males usually die right after breeding. Source Credit: Golden Garden Spider, by Alonso Abugattas, a.k.a, the Capital Naturalist.

Copyright © 2020 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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One Response to “Black and Yellow Argiope (female)”

  1. Wally Jones Says:

    One of my favorite spiders!

    Very nice composition with the web, “zig-zag” design and Mrs. Spider. Beautiful creatures!

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