Do Spiders Scare You?

Do Spiders Scare You?

Spiders don’t bother me. We have several small brown garden spiders in the backyard and I like to think they’re eating the irritating little mosquitoes.

But last night when I let the dogs out for a potty break, I saw this guy looking down at me. He was perched high above the backdoor, and measured maybe three inches long, including those long legs.

I’ve never seen a spider with such a bright yellow patch on his body. After a little Google searching, he looks like a Black-and-yellow argiope, according to the Texas A&M School of Horticulture.

This spider is more commonly known as a yellow garden argiope, yellow garden orb-weaver, golden garden spider, golden orb-weaver and the writing spider. The WRITING spider? Cool!

He dines on flies, moths, beetles, wasps and mosquitoes. Fantastic!

I might just have to give my new writing spider a name now…

Until next time,
Choose healthy!

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