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Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia) - Zephyr, ON, Canada

also known as black and yellow garden spider, golden garden spider, writing spider, corn spider, or McKinley spider

 

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Subphylum: Chelicerata

Class: Arachnida

Order: Araneae

Infraorder: Araneomorphae

Family: Araneidae

Genus: Argiope

Species: A. aurantia

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Taken on July 24, 2011