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Spider Photos - Argiopes (2002)

Here's some photos of Argiopes,  mainly from the United States.  In Australia, we call our variety St. Andrew's Cross but in the United States they are more commonly called a Black and Yellow Argiope.  (Argiope aurantia). We have had so many queries and photos sent in of these from people who have never seen them in their area. It's quite incredible!! They are also known as Golden Garden Spiders or just Garden Spider and their scientific name is Argiope aurantia. I've broken the spider photos page up into sections as it was getting too big. As some are still unidentified, I've grouped them as closely as possible. We don't identify spiders as we are not experts and we like to leave that job to those who are. If anyone can help with identifying those that people have asked about, please email me so I can pass the info on. Please choose a section.
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Unidentified Spiders 2007 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2007 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2007 (3)
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Unidentified Spiders 2005 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2005 (3) Unidentified Spiders 2005 (1)
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Spiders in Amber Closeups Ant & Wasp Mimicking Spiders
Argiopes/St. Andrew's Cross Barn Funnel Weaving Spider Basilica  Spiders
Bird Dropping Spiders Black House Spiders Bolas Spiders
Brown Recluse Spiders Candy Stripe Spiders Common House Spider
Crab Spiders Cyclosa Conica Daddy Long Legs
Daring Jumping Spiders Fishing Spiders Funnel Web (Aus)
Furrow Spider Garden Orb Weavers Giant House Spider
Golden Orb Weavers Grass spiders/Funnel Weavers Ground Spiders
Hacklemesh Weavers Hobo Spiders Huntsman Spiders
Jewelled Spiders Jumping Spiders Ladybird Spiders
Leaf Curling Spiders Long Jawed Orb Weavers Lynx Spiders
Marbled Orb Weavers Micarathena Mouse Spiders
Mygalomorphs Net casting Spider Nursery Web Spiders
Parson Spiders Pirate Spiders Pseudoscorpion
Purseweb Spider Redback Spiders Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spiders
Running Crab Spiders Scorpion Spiders Segestria Florentina
Solfugids/Camel Spiders Southern House Spiders Spider Tats
Spitting Spiders Steatoda Tailless Whip Scorpions
Tarantulas Trapdoor Spiders Venusta Orchard Spiders
Wandering Spiders

White Tailed Spiders

Widow Spiders
Wolf Spiders Woodlouse Hunters Yellow & Broad faced Sac Spiders
Zoropsis spinimana    
Argiope Lobata St Andrews Cross Black & Yellow Argiopes
Banded Argiopes Gea Hepatgon/Argiope Appensa Silver Argiopes

ARGIOPE/ST ANDREW'S CROSS SPIDERS

22 September, 2002:
Hello, my name is Mark Tenly and I live in Bel Air MD. We found this spider in a garden at my uncles house and we didn't know what it was. Thanks to your site we were able to figure that out. Any way here's a Picture to add to the collection.  We also found a site that said that Argiopes were poisonous, but your site says they are harmless. Either way we aren't going to bother this cool spider, and just let it sit and eat.
Thanks Again,
Mark Tenly

 

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18 September, 2002:
Here are 2 great pictures of our little friend out back ... These were taken with an Olympus E-10 in the F5 range. The male is next door at our neighbors house. I have some good photos of him as well.
Happy spider snapping...
Damon Biddle...
PS. My other half walked right by, shoulder about 2 inches away. She turned around an saw the spider and let me know with an alarming voice. I thought she had found a body in our back yard. WOW...




 

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18 September, 2002:
Since moving into a my house about 8 months ago...I have seen all sorts of spiders that I never saw before. I noticed this spider (argiope1.jpg) in my shrubs just a couple of weeks ago and was concerned it might be poisonous but was amazed at the unique web it had spun. After finding this web site and identifying it as a St Andrew's Cross spider, my interest for spiders that I lost in my childhood suddenly returned.
Barry
Durham, NC USA
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18 September, 2002:
We were impressed by our new neighbour that we discovered this morning. I went to look for this black and yellow beauty on the internet and your site was the first one that popped up. While we were taking these pictures the spider would bounce it's web to try to scare us away. The first picture is an underside shot and the second one is of our new friend eating supper (a daddy-longlegs that I threw into her web). We live in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Thanks,
Eva. Enjoy!

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14 September, 2002:
Hey Hey,
I don't know if your interested in some more pics but after seeing your web page I figured I'd send them. This beauty is hanging around outside a machine building shop in Brooksville, Florida. I'm from New York and I was visiting the shop when I spotted it. It's the biggest spider I ever saw up close but the locals say it ain't so big.

Frank A. Smith
Sulzer Metco Ltd.
E-Mail / Internet: Frank.Smith@Sulzer.com
Notes: Frank Smith/SM/Sulzer@Sulzer

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14 September, 2002:
Thought you might like the attached picture. Taken at 5x optical zoom on a Sony DSC-F707 digital camera. Location is Melbourne, Florida. Taken today.
Eileen
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11 September, 2002:
Glen:
My wife had never seen one before yesterday. It's hard to believe that she's 40 years old and hasn't witnessed one of the most beautiful spiders. She grew up in the city, but I've seen them there, so I can't understand how she missed them, especially considering her paralyzing fear of spiders. As a child, I would spend my summer days feeding spiders of all kinds. My favorites were the grass spiders and the argiopes, but I always hoped for a massive wolf. (We always called the argiopes "garden spiders.") I looked forward to late summer, when the "garden spiders" would start appearing on shrubs and tall grass. By the way, where do they go the rest of the year? My wife said this particular one made a meal of a large grasshopper yesterday. I could never entice my childhood "pets" to tackle anything larger than a small cricket. I always thought they were afraid of the prey biting back! Attached is a picture of our guest. His web is a bit worn from his recent meal. Thanks for the awesome website.
Keith H. Freeman
Indiana, USA
P.S. For the comments I saw from other visitors about digital cameras not being suited to close-up work, I used a Casio QV-4000.

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9 September, 2002:
This is a picture I took a few days ago. It should give people that have never seen one in person a feeling of the size.
Pete M
Dover, Delaware, US

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16 September, 2002
What a terrific and informational site you have! When I found this colorful black and yellow spider under my porch in Norfork, Arkansas I didn't know what to call it; until I visited your site. My encyclopedia wasn't much help, but you sure were. I think the last thing you need is another Argiopes photograph since you have so many good ones but I'll send it along anyway.
Jerry Wilcoxen
Norfork, Arkansas

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6 September, 2002
A
really big and awe-striking spider off my back patio door. Kids like throwing grasshoppers and moths into her web.
Hubert (Huby) Pan

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3 September, 2002
Hi, I want to THANK YOU for your page. I found this spider (see pics) in my garden with a web almost 2ft in diameter already. I thought it was So Beautiful, and I wondered just what kind it was. Well, by seeing the photos
and emails, I wasn't the only one. It has made it's home in my garden, weaving it's web between my pumkin patch and my last row of tomatoes. I wish there was a way I could get spider AND web, moved to a different spot, just  to be able to watch it further. Any suggestions? I've even videoed it. Thanks  to the internet I found so MANY interesting facts about spiders!
Heat1968@aol.com
St. Louis Missouri

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31 August, 2002:
Hi from Dixon Illinois, USA,
Here is a picture of the first Black and Yellow Spider we found. She is busy wrapping and eating her grasshopper! Her web is in a bed of Daylilies and Blanket Flower. She is quite ambitious, today she had 2 grasshoppers going. I thought this spider was so beautiful, I felt compelled to search her out on the web, and found your site! It's great. To follow will be a picture of her "neighbor" across the sidewalk!
Thanks for such an informative site!
Barbara Cheffer
Dixon, Il. 61021

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29 August, 2002:
I'm attaching a picture I took this afternoon of a new arrival in our yard here in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. After finding your site, I now know it's a St. Andrew's Cross Spider, and a beautiful specimen of one, I think! I learned many interesting things about this new-to-us spider from your site, and I'd be pleased if you wanted to add our new backyard friend to your photo archives. My sons are both fascinated by it, and I'm glad I found so much info to tell them about it. Thank you!
Dawn A
Cary, IL
dawn@3gcs.com

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26 August, 2002:
Hi
Here are some photo's that are of a St. Andrews Cross Spider I think this one is in a flower in my front yard you may use these photo for your site, I have the high resolution photo if you want them......
ENJOY
Vincent J. Spingola Jr.

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24 August, 2002:
Glenda,
Here are two digital pixes of an Argiopes that has taken up residence outside our living room window here in Matthews, NC USA (Charlotte, NC area). Interesting critter. Very fast at getting a meal. Hasn't paid the rent yet! Camera: Nikon CoolPix995 in auto mode (I call it dummy mode) (point-n-shoot) set in macro (close up) mode. You have a very interesting site. Thanks for sharing.
David Novak

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20 August, 2002:
hi there-
I found this spider in a tree outside my house in Plano, Texas (just north of Dallas). it is approximately 3 inches top to bottom and 2 1/4 inches across. can you identify it? I've looked in a few books, and around the web, but have been unable to find anything like it. thank you in advance for your help.
carl.
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20 August, 2002:
Thought I would send these in case you were interested. She is located on the back porch of my mother-in-laws house which is located about seven miles southwest of Duncan, Oklahoma. Thanks for your web page! I really enjoyed it.

Lester Yates
llyates@simplynet.net

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19 August, 2002:
Here are a couple of photos of a spider found in a web covering a large window of our home in the woods (near the Grand River in Michigan).Any infomation you would have might be interesting to know.
J. Conway

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19 August, 2002:
Thank you so much for the added information. My son questioned if the small one might have been a male....but there was almost no colour on it. Almost all light pink with the legs looking like they might develop into black. I thought the males were always more colourful than the females in nature. I suppose the males never have a chance to grow very large if they are dumb enough to mate and get eaten! Well, you can see I have little knowledge of spiders and, like many people, until now had little interest in learning. She is still there. This morning the web is all clean. Sometimes she allows it to get quite messy. Yesterday for quite a few hours it had pine straws and bits of litter all around it. Today there are two added bits of design in the web...a "dot" on the left side and a larger "dash" on the right side. There doesn't appear to be anything in them. There is also a very small insect caught in the web down quite close to where it is attached to the dog house at the bottom and she is totally ignoring it.
Jayne

16 August, 2002:
I sent this message out a couple of days ago to a few of my friends and family who I thought might not be freaked out by it! My son answered with a link to your fabulous website and now we know that she is a St. Andrews Cross spider. We live in the extreme northwest corner of Louisiana in the little town of Benton. (near Bossier City and Shreveport). The closest large city is Dallas, Texas, about 200 miles away. My photos are not nearly as good as some on your site, but the interesting thing to me is the baby following mommie's lead. Would you consider this "normal" behavior for this species? Alas, when I checked this morning the little one is gone. We have a lot of birds in our area so perhaps her fate was to be a breakfast nibble. Thank you for a very informative and interesting website!
Best regards,
Jayne Smith
Benton, Louisiana USA
1. THIS appeared outside my computer room window yesterday: Note I did say outside! 2. Very Retro....black and 50's Funky Pink, much pinker than shows in the photos.

4. At first I thought a flying insect had been trapped in the web....but not so....it's a Mini Funky. Mommie Funky is on the inside closest to the window, Mini Funky is on the outside of the web. Then, Mommie Funky started running about "cleaning house" and repairing and adding to the web. When she started this activity, Mini Funky moved off to one side of the web.

5. I thought, maybe not wanting to get swept up in the cleaning. Smart Mini!


Mommie worked and worked......

6. Note the center of the web in the upper left. 7. Still working...see the center to the right.

8. Along with her pink and black she has a neon yellow across her body and white on the back of her head...she is a rather gaudy dresser! 9. The Prima Ballerina of the Spider World!

10. Now, don't miss the Grand Finale! 11. As Mommie Funky is making large "stitches" in the center of the web (lower right) and creating a very large opaque area in the center, Mini Funky is doing the same thing off to the side (lower left). Mini never quite got the opaque area in the center that Mommie has, but now they both position themselves in the center of their "stitches" and that's where they have been for hours. They are still on opposite sides of the web. I have never seen a creature like this. She is large...the body is about 1 inch long and with the legs she must be about 3 inches.

I thought spiders laid hundreds of eggs and left them to make it or not...I have never known that they shelter and teach....and why only one?

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11 August, 2002:
My Pet Cross spider and her egg sack. Iíve been keeping her on my back patio near my pool for several months now. She has gotten very used to me bugging her and taking pictures of her. I even have a very nice video of her wrapping up a grasshopper (for dinner). I live in Kennedale, Texas. The picture below on the left, is an excellent picture of nothing but the egg sack.

Mike Murray
mike@datalinknet.net


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6 July, 2002:
I am attaching a zip file of pics of a few spiders that have taken up residence outside my home. The first is about the size of my hand outstretched, and is very menacing looking. I have looked into your site, and think they are the St. Andrews Cross spider. I hope so, we have several all around our house, my husband thinks they are great because they keep the bug population down..... please let me know what you think...
Mary, Jacksonville, Fl.

Here's some more great photos from Mary. Click for a larger view.

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27/06/02:
Hi, I found this spider in my backyard today and I was wondering if it was a St. Andrews Cross.  Is it poisonous?? It's the first time I have ever seen a web like this. Although, from looking at your website,
I see that it's common. :-)

I really think your website is great! Thanks a lot.
Nicole
royandnici@attbi.com

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29 April, 2002:

Here's a picture of what looks like some kind of argiope from Montreal, QC, Canada
Can you identify it for me?

 

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3 March, 2002
Hi Glenda,
While visiting Maui last November (2001), I came across this handsome creature in the upcountry region near the Tedeschi Vineyards. After searching the web for identification, I finally sought help from the Bishop Museum (in Hawaii) and the University of Michigan. With their help, the spider has been identified as follows:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Labidognatha
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Argiope
Species: appensa (Walck.)
If you wish, feel free to add the picture to your web site.
Regards,
Chris

Click for a larger view.

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31 December, 2001:
Hi Ms Crew,
I have attached two photos taken in Albany Creek, Brisbane over Christmas 2001. The photo on the left is the more typical shot of a St Andrews Cross spider. The shot on the right is another spider in a nearby web (within 30cm). It has the same pose as the larger spider but does not have the typical abdomen markings of a St Andrews Cross. I assume that the smaller spider is either a juvenile or of the opposite sex. Are the usual St Andrews cross photos of the female? Are the Male/Female St Andrews Cross Spider dramatically different like the Redback? I was hoping if you do not know the answer yourself that perhaps someone in your readership may be able to help.
Kind regards,
Ken Chandler
kenchandler.com

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16 October, 2001:

I spotted this guy near my front porch. This is the first one like this that I've seen around here. He seems to like having his picture taken. In my search to find out what type it is, I came across your web site first and thought you might like to see a picture.


Noel Harris
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
 

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8 October, 2001:

Hi from Carson City (state capitol), Nevada! We found your website while searching for a way to identify this spider. We've never seen one like it here before. Perhaps you'd like to add it to your collection of pics.

Laura & Lynzie Ruecker
Image Perspectives
www.moulage.net

Click photo for a larger view.

 

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Here's some really great close-ups from Jonathon in Canada. Click each photo for a larger one.

7 October, 2001:

I took these pictures this summer and was not able to identify it until recently. A co-worker was doing some spider research for his Australia vacation when he showed me some of the "BAD" ones from Australia... I immediately recognized the St. Andrew's spider and I wanted to contribute these pictures to your web site.
I found this spider in a park near my house. I went back a month later and found that she really grew allot. The interesting thing about this one is that one the front right legs is missing. Strange?

I live in Montreal, Canada.
Jonathan Senkerik

 

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23 September, 2001
Here's another photo sent in by Mike which is an excellent one too. Thanks Mike
Greetings, Glenda.
Spotted a large, striking spider in my yard today, and decided to capture it on (digital) film.After a bit of hunting on the web, I came across your page, which helped me to identify it as a St. Andrews Cross. This one had a body about an inch long, and toe-to-toe, she's about 3 1/2 inches. I did get some shots with a tape measure for scale, but they're not nearly as pretty as the one I've attached. Amazing creature. Anyway, thought you'd like the pic, and I'd love for you to use it on your site.
Mike Nerone
San Antonio, TX

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21 September, 2001

Here's another great photo by Rob. His photos would have to be the best we've had yet, thanks a lot Rob.

Thanks for posting my photos on your website. Here is another photo of the same St. Andrew's Cross spider (taken 9/18/2001) wrapping up a tasty meal. I checked
the web a couple hours later and dinner was no where to be seen. She must have been hungry.

Photo ©Rob McElroy 2001

Regards,
Rob
Buffalo, NY
 

15 September, 2001:
Here are some of the best St Andrew's Cross spider photos I've seen. Thanks a lot, Rob.

Hi,
Thanks for the informative website. It was your web pages that helped me identify what I believe to be a St. Andrew's Cross spider that I discovered amongst the weeds next to my warehouse in Buffalo today 9/15/2001. The body is 7/8" long. Here are some photos of it from various angles. The top of its head and the adjoining area directly behind it are very white and seem almost reflective when it is in sunlight. You may post the photos on your website but please include my copyright notice as follows: Photos © Rob McElroy 2001

Regards,
Rob McElroy

Buffalo, NY

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Here's some sightings that we had sent in without photos:
18 October, 2001:
Dear Glenda, Thank you for the informative and attractive web (literally) page. I live in east Texas and work for a mission agency called Mercy Ships (www.mercyships.org). Outside of our administration building is a great specimen of the garden spider you
have featured. My pictures are not as good as the ones posted thus not included. We have named her "Zippy" for the "z" shaped web inclusions. She has been outside our window for at least two months now. During that time we have watched her abdomen
swell and the next day she will be very thin. We looked up in the corner and found she had produced a large teardrop shaped egg sac. She has done this twice now. She is very active when we tap on the window glass and "jumps" up and down in her web like on a trampoline. We presume she is doing that to trap whatever prey set up the vibrations. Have you received any reports of similar behavior?
I really appreciate the Red Back info. I have been singing a song I heard 25 years ago about the "Red Back on the Toilet Seat" and now I know what I have been singing about. Since you are from Australia, Would you happen to have the lyrics for the last
verse of this song. I lost them and have been singing an abbreviated version for too long now. Even that has been a big hit around  the campfire however.
Keep up the good work it is appreciated and noticed.

Sincerely,
Richard Busby

13 September, 2001
Well, Now you can also say that this St. Andrews Cross Spider also resides in Smyrna, Delaware on the East Coast. It showed up about a week ago as far as we can tell. Its body is about 1 1/4 inches long and with its legs its about 3 inches in all. It is bright yellow and black. It has made a web in my tomato garden and made one zigzag patch from the center of the web to the bottom. It hangs there upside down all the time. It is very fast. It runs to the side of the web spins around and runs back to the center of the web in just a blink of an eye. I have not found any egg sacs yet. I will look tomorrow and let you know. I was very scared for my son to be around it until I saw your web site. It is very informative and my son and I enjoyed looking at the photos as well as reading the information presented there.  The best that I was able to do at other arachnid web sites was to figure out it looked like it was half Garden Spider and half Sac Spider. Their photos were only black and white that I could find. Kudos to you for helping me with the identification of this arachnid.
Have a nice day,
Sandy, Lenny, & Steele. slcorrell@msn.com

13 September, 2001
HI JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE A ST. ANDREWS CROSS SPIDER OUTSIDE OF OUR WORKPLACE IN PICKERING ONTARIO CANADA.

I KNOW IT IS ONE AS I WENT TO YOUR WEB SITE AND LOOKED CLOSELY AT THE PICTURES AND IT IS IDENTICAL.

 I CANT SEND YOU ONE OF OUR PICTURES AS I DON'T HAVE A SCANNER TO DO IT.

BUT THANKS
MAUREEN

 

7 October, 2001:
Hi - great site! We've had a St. Andrews Cross spider in the garden for almost two months now -but I wasn't sure of her type until I found your site today. Her colors have been changing (becoming more vivid) and she's grown SO quickly. About two weeks ago she looks to have had a male visitor - who's eaten body was discarded on the side of her web - shortly thereafter she moved across the garden path and has built a new web on the fence - but I can't seem to find an egg sack. I check on her everyday - she's beautiful! How long will she live? Thanks for the information!

Craig and Victoria Danby
Vallejo, California

7 October, 2001:
Thank you for the great information about the St Andrew's Cross spider. We have had one in our back yard for a couple of months now (near San Diego, CA). There are 4 brown egg sacs now ( I am assuming that is what they are). Will keep watching and waiting.
Thanks again.

 September, 2001
I am not sure if you got the location on that spider, but that's the same one  that we have here, I live se of Austin TX in the country, I have about 12 of them living in my yard... I came to your sight to find out what it was...
Thanks--Dale

2 September, 2001
Recently within the last week we have found this spider that was very unfamiliar. In searching the internet it  looks as if we found the description . The pictures are very similar but, the spider we have found is very bright  yellow but with the same characteristics and same web design as the St. Andrew's Cross Spider. We live in  Ventura County, California and we would like to know if its indigenous to our area, we've lived here in  Camarillo for 16 years and have never seen a spider like this before.
Thank you,
Mark and Sheri Reeske

3 September, 2001
Hello,
Great site. I found a St. Andrews today. I'm in Lake Villa, Illinois.
Peace, Sandy


4 September, 2001
Hello -
my son and i have found two St Andrew's cross spider. we live in Aurora, Illinois. One was found in a garden and the other was found in a web 1.5 feet in diameter. We decided to keep them. one laid eggs on 09/02/2001 and the other laid eggs on 09/01/2001.
Pretty cool.

13 September, 2001
Dear Glenda,
Thank you for a most educational and entertaining website. I commend you and your students. I came to the site for more detailed info on the St. Andrews Cross spider. I've lived in the Southeastern part of the United States almost my whole life (I'm 48). What you call the St. Andrews Cross, we grew up calling a "garden spider", or more often, a "writing spider" (because of the zigzag designs of their webs). I've seen them all my life. I'm surprised other readers commented that they
had not. Well, thank you again for your fantastic website. I will be back. PS I, too, have always been so afraid of spiders. I still want to keep my distance, but have grown to respect and admire God's little 8-legged creature over the years.

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I have enjoyed your website!! I have run across an interesting spider in my backyard and I thought I would send it to you to see what you thought it might be. It made a beautiful round web with a thick vertical zigzag design in the middle of it. He was munching on a tasty grasshopper when I came across him. We live in East Tennessee and I have never seen this kind of spider before. It's about 7.5cm in diameter (aprox. 3in). Is it venomous? It's very pretty and I don't like to kill spiders but we have run across quite a few black widows in the wood stacks in my back yard and I don't want my children to be harmed. Thank you very much for you help and your educational web site!!
Banjojim
Dallas,
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5 September: Can this spider hurt my children/
David
Florida

Black-And-Yellow Argiope, Argiope aurantia
Females range from 19 to 28 mm across (3/4 to 1 1/8 inches), while males reach only 5 to 9 mm 1/4 - 3/8 inches. In both sexes, the shiny, egg-shaped abdomen has striking yellow or orange markings on a black background. The forward part of the body, the cephalothorax, is covered with short, silvery hairs. Legs are mostly black, with red or yellow portions near the body. Like other orb-weavers, this spider has three claws per foot, one more than most spiders.

Although people are concerned about being bitten by these large spiders, they are not considered dangerous. They may bite when harassed, but apparently the venom does not cause problems for humans. (Lyon 1995)

 

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2 September, 2001

I'm hoping you can help identify the spider that I found on our deck in O'Fallon, Missouri on September 1, 2001. It had built a web at least a foot in diameter between the deck railing and the barbecue grill. As you can see from the pictures the middle of the web seems to be "reinforced."

Please respond by email if you can help.

Thanks in advance!
Rich Piehl
rpiehl5@home.com

 

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30 August, 2001
Hi thanks to your web site I think I have identified this spider. Find attached a picture I snapped of it. We never saw one like this before and were surprised by its size and color. It looks to be a St. Andrew's Cross spider. This one was found in New Baltimore, Michigan.
It's body is about an 1/2 inch long and is about 2 to 2 1/2 inches long total. If anyone has any information to share about this spider it would be greatly appreciated.

John Collica
New Baltimore, Michigan
johnny.c11@home.com

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Here's some more photos for identification from Newnan, Ga U.S.A about 35 Miles South West of Atlanta, taken with a Fuji 2900 Digital camera by "Ace Tomatoes". Thanks Ace!!

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Here's a spider from Jon in Florida. It looks very much like a St Andrew's Cross.

I believe it is some kind of Golden Orb garden spider, but in over 25 years in Florida, I have never before seen one like this.
 

Regards,
Jon S. Haas, CLP

 

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Here's a great close-up of a St Andrew's Cross spider. Not sure where this one came from though, could the sender please email?

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