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Insects/Bugs/Bees/Butterflies - Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope
Class:Arachnida Order:Araneae Family:Araneidae Genus:Argiope


Black-and-Yellow Argiope, Argiope aurantia, aka, Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Writing Spider or Corn Spider. They mostly have black and yellow bodies with white heads. The courtship is interesting. Males attract a female by plucking strings on her web. After they mate, he dies and she eats him! These are "Orb Web" spiders, meaning their webs are circular. The females construct large webs, some over 2 feet in diameter, with the males adding their own smaller, zig zag shaped web to the female's. I found these large black and yellow spiders in the Plains Sunflowers and boat dock on the shore of a lake.

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 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 
 Orb Weavers - Black-and-Yellow Argiope Photograph
 

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