Garden Spiders, Are They Harmful?

Garden Spiders, Are They Harmful?

Garden Spider – Weavers of the Fascinating Web

The Argiope aurantia spider, commonly known as the yellow garden spider, black-and-yellow garden spider and some call it the writing-spider.  Is she good for the garden or not?  I agree she is shocking when you first come in contact with her but she is completely harmless, in fact, she is actually a good thing for the garden.

Argiope aurantia Spider

In the females, the abdomen is black with symmetrical patches of yellow.  Her legs are reddish-brown at the base and   black towards the tips.  She can grow up to 1.5 inches in body length and the female actually grows twice the size of the male. Read more