Argiope arantia AKA: Zipper Spider/Writing Spider

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Argiope aurantia is commonly known as the black and yellow garden spiderzipper spider,corn spider, and writing spider, because of the similarity of the web stabilimenta to writing.

Like almost all other spiders, Argiope are harmless to humans. Like most garden spiders they eat insects, and they are capable of consuming prey up to twice their size.

Their venom is not regarded as a serious medical problem for humans; it often contains a library of polyamine toxins with potential as therapeutic medicinal agents.

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