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Old 07-28-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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I have this impressive looking spider on my breakfast room window. I hope it's not poisonous though. It has black and white legs. It's body is flourescent yellow and black (almost like a bumblebee). It's spins this cotton in it's web. The picture isn't great because it's on the glass and I keep getting the reflection everytime I try and take a picture. Hard picture to take.

Let me know if anyone knows what this is. I miss everyone on this forum. Thanks.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I am thinking it may be a wolf spider but it is hard to tell in the photo.
If you want to see it eyes turn the lights out and stick a flash light to your forehead.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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Its a type of garden spider (Harmless!). They build quite impressive webs and "write" in them.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: NC native in Houston
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Definitely a garden spider! Those lil guys are SOOOO awesome! And yes, they are completely harmless.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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Its a type of garden spider (Harmless!). They build quite impressive webs and "write" in them.
Argiope aurantia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That's exactly what it is. Thanks everyone. I knew you could do it. My husband has been trying to figure this out for weeks. I told him all I had to do was post here and I'd have my answer.

How's the Triangle doing everyone (besides the Nancy Cooper and Triangle Town incident)? I'll be back soon for a visit. Our oldest son stayed behind (didn't want to leave NC) (don't blame him) and we helped him get his own apt.

Thanks again for the help.
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I work in Asheboro and see them constantly near streams. They must like water, they sure are fascinating!
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Southern California
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Yup...it's a garden spider. Just had a few of them in our front yard. The website says they are not poisonous or aggressive..however, these things have fangs as big as a house! So sure it might not be aggressive but I'm sure it packs a mean bite!
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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Speaking of spiders, has anyone seen the solid black spiders? In 2 months I've had 2 of them on my kitchen floor. They were both close to 2" wide and the same for thier length. You can actualy get close to them and they don't try to get out of your way. I'm new to NC so I'm getting used to the critters here. I'm sure they are hameless, but scary looking!
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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Speaking of spiders, has anyone seen the solid black spiders? In 2 months I've had 2 of them on my kitchen floor. They were both close to 2" wide and the same for thier length. You can actualy get close to them and they don't try to get out of your way. I'm new to NC so I'm getting used to the critters here. I'm sure they are hameless, but scary looking!
Solid black? Look like this Black Widow? Check out the spiders we have here in the Carolinas - North Carolina Spider Photos

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Old 08-05-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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Default Spiders

No, it doesn't look anything like the photo. It's big and appears to have more legs, if that's possible. The legs are also thicker than the photo.
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