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Argiope aurantia (black-and-yellow argiope)

Wikipedia Abstract

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. 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.
View Wikipedia Record: Argiope aurantia

Attributes

Diet [1]  Carnivore
Hibernates [1]  Yes
Nocturnal [1]  Yes

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Aedes albopictus (forest day mosquito)[2]
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[2]
Bombus fervidus (Golden northern bumble bee)[2]
Calliphora vomitoria (Blue bottle fly)[2]
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (black carpenter ant)[2]
Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)[2]
Ischnura posita (Fragile forktail)[2]
Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper)[2]
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)[2]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[2]
Tuberolachnus salignus[2]
Vespula maculifrons (eastern yellowjacket)[2]

Predators

Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[2]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[2]
Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)[2]
Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Crow)[2]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[2]
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)[2]
Geothlypis trichas (Common Yellowthroat)[2]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[2]
Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)[2]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[2]
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)[2]
Molothrus ater (Brown-headed Cowbird)[2]
Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)[2]
Poecile carolinensis (Carolina Chickadee)[2]
Sitta carolinensis (White-breasted Nuthatch)[2]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[2]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[2]

Providers

Shelter 
Asclepias syriaca (broadleaf milkweed)[2]
Campsis radicans (common trumpetcreeper)[2]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[2]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[2]
Daucus carota (bird's nest)[2]
Hamamelis virginiana (American witchhazel)[2]
Impatiens capensis (jewelweed)[2]
Lindera benzoin (northern spicebush)[2]
Lonicera japonica (Chinese honeysuckle)[2]
Panicum virgatum (old switch panic grass)[2]
Phytolacca americana (common pokeweed)[2]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[2]
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)[2]
Rubus laciniatus (Cutleaf Evergreen Blackberry)[2]
Smilax rotundifolia (Horse Brier)[2]
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)[2]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[2]
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Distribution

Canada to Costa Rica;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Platnick N.I., , SpidCat via ITIS: The World Spider Catalog in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
Protected Areas provided by Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011