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Black and yellow argiope spider 1
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn, University of MinnesotaBlack and yellow argiope spider 2
Photo Credit: Alex Field

Black and yellow argiope spider
Argiope aurantia
Size: Up to 1 inch long

Where/When: Builds web in gardens or among tall grass.

Significance: Harmless to people, bites are extremely unlikely.
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