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What is this spider??

This was in my garden with a web over a green pepper plant. Any clue what type of spider it is? Never seen one before. The one in my garden was about the size of my thumb. I have big hands too!!

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  • 17 months ago

    Commander_Scott

    I have always heard them called Garden Spiders.  They are an orb weaver, I believe, and no danger to humans, except the tome I was hunting in a corn field and looked on my right shoulder, and the biggest one I have ever seen was sitting on my shoulder.  I tore out 3 rows of corn for about 50 yards before slowing down to make sure I had knocked it off.  The corn was a disaster!

  • 2 years ago

    Master_Kaina

  • 2 years ago

    RegicidalManiac

    where did u find that dude?

  • 2 years ago

    Master_Kaina

    spiderz r CCoolCoolL

  • 2 years ago

    RegicidalManiac

    YES!! Nimzo!! Now you are onto a great chess tactic. You could call it a "mysterious spider move"

  • 2 years ago

    NimzoRoy

    I think it would be very useful to drop on the chessboard in case I was getting mopped up OTB, esp in a blitz game if my opponent was low on time.

  • 2 years ago

    RegicidalManiac

    Yes, I would imagine they eat quite a lot of bugs and grubs. This one has a hole under a pepper plant for daytime cover. And a web that is very sophisticated that drapes over and around the support cage that I put around the pepper plant. I choose to let him stay. My wife will not go near the garden now though. I showed her the Wikipedia article that you posted, but she still gets the willies about him!Laughing If they are harmless to us and eat bugs, that is a win - win for me.

    I have never seen a spider like that around here. (Northern New York).

  • 2 years ago

    MyRook

    Good spiders to have around.I have several around the house.

  • 2 years ago

    RegicidalManiac

    Thank you my friend. I will check out the wikipedia pages on it. The one in my garden is impressively large and nasty looking!! Very fast also.

  • 2 years ago

    MyRook

    That is a really good picture of a Writing Spider(argiope)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_(spider)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Writing_Spider.jpg

  • 2 years ago

    RegicidalManiac

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