John Eppler Photography | Insects | Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Taken 20-Jul-13
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Keywords:America, Animals, Arachnid, Argiope aurantia, Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Invertibrates, North America, Occaquan Bay NWR, Spider, U.S., U.S.A., US, USA, United States of America, Virginia, WORLD REGIONS & COUNTRIES, Wildlife, Woodbridge
Photo Info

Dimensions2671 x 3456
Original file size5.46 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken21-Jul-13 04:33
Date modified25-Jul-13 19:47
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length150 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/25 at f/20
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Black and Yellow Garden Spider

Black and Yellow Garden Spider

The spider species Argiope aurantia is commonly known as the black and yellow garden spider, writing spider, or corn spider. It is common to the contiguous United States, Hawaii, southern Canada, Mexico, and Central America. They have distinctive yellow and black markings on their abdomens and a mostly white cephalothorax. The etymology of its name means "gilded silver-face". Males range from 5–9 mm (0.20–0.35 in) females from 19–28 mm (0.75–1.1 in). Like other members of Argiope they are considered harmless to humans.