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This gorgeous spider is known by the common names of "Black and yellow garden spider;" "Corn spider;" and my personal favorite, "Writing spider," because the central portion of the web (the stabilimenta) bears a resemblance to writing.

 

Stabilimenta:

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stabilimenta

 

These are LARGE spiders that when fully grown dwarf adult Dragonflies:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/motorpsiclist/6185980645/in/set-721...

  

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I am privileged to have a few of these in my yard each year. See more in my "Writing Spider" set:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/motorpsiclist/sets/72157627352959629/

 

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More on this incredible spider:

 

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

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_aurantia

  

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Taken on October 14, 2011