Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Amidst of 1000 acers of crawfish ponds under a 500 year old Oak grove. SW La
Great shot. We call them Bannana siders but there real name is Argiope aurantia. They are commonly called Black and Yellow Garden Spider and are a large common spider. Their bites cause pain, small open wounds, and symptoms suggestive of a neurotoxin, but they are probably not seriouly dangerous. Garden spiders are members of the orb-weaver family containing about 3,500 species. Only about 180 species accur in the United States. The above information came out of a book called "A golden guide Venomous Animals" copyrite date of 1989. I have most of the set.
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