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Strange spider living outside my house..

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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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Sorry I don't have any pictures
But I wanted to make a thread to get some opinions because I don't know what to do. There is this spider that has this huge web right outside my back door. The spider is pretty big for Indiana spiders and it is black and yellow. I've looked everywhere online to try and figure out what kind it is but with no luck.

It has black and yellow like stripes and they are continuous all over his body and legs. He looks like a black and yellow striped spider lol. Not being able to find a picture of it blows my mind and I don't know what to do...should I just leave it alone and buy my broke butt a camera or kill it? It looks mean...but doesnt seem to be doing anything but chilling outside my house eating flies.

Also the spider hides behind my siding on my house during the day, he only comes out at night so it might be hard to get a picture unless I force him out of his little hole.
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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Something like this?




Garden spider,kind of scary looking but harmless.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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Thats the Argiope aurantia and that is not it. Actually that was the first picture that was sent to me by a friend trying to figure this out. The legs are not as long as the picture you put up and it has black and yellow stripes like a tiger.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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Yellow Striped Spider pics

Does it look like any of these from google images?

I lived on Christmas Island where there are huge black evil looking spiders living in the rubber trees so I can sympathise with your feelings here BUT don't kill it man - its now famous on ATS!!



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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I'd rather have him then the black widows I see down here



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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Sounds like a black-and-yellow garden spider:

www.insectidentification.org...


Not harmful at all, and takes care of flies and other insects for you. I say let it be.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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This perhaps:



Black and Yellow Argiope.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:53 PM
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It sounds like the banana spiders we used get in Hawaii. They're good sized with very strong webs, but harmless.



I think they're also called "Golden Orb" spiders, but I'm not sure.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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I think that might be it...the Banana spider. It looks like it but the body is different it doesn't have really long legs. Maybe its young? I was hoping I found a new species lol. I better go buy me a camera tomorrow.
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by Evanzsayz
I think that might be it...the Banana spider.

That banana spider looks exactly like the Argiope in my link, but you said it wasn't that. But I think it will turn out that it is. It's a somewhat-common spider.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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Here is another possibility:



Yellow Sac Spider



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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That banana spider looks exactly like the Argiope in my link

It sorta does, but the Argiope Aurantia only has 1 set of yellow and black...this spider and the banana spider have several. (on the legs)

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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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It's an orb weaver.

Black and yellow, no less.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 11:05 PM
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The Argiope picture i posted has stripes on the legs and abdomen.

Most likely that is your spider.

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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 11:07 PM
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Oh yeah you did, im sorry I was looking at the wrong post/picture.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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Ok I think it's a yellow and black Argiope Aurantia thanks to Coven83. Thanks to Kdog too because he wasn't totally wrong the picture just looked different.What do you guys think I should do...

A. Kill It
B. Leave it alone
C. Capture it and set it free somewhere else.
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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Dont kill it. If you dont feel comfortable with it there than move it. If your OK with it there than leave it.

One of the most beneficial beings, spiders.



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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I concur with everyone else here telling you to leave it be,it's harmless to you and quite beneficial with keeping bug numbers down.



posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 07:41 AM
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Originally posted by windword
reply to post by Evanzsayz
 


It sounds like the banana spiders we used get in Hawaii. They're good sized with very strong webs, but harmless.



I think they're also called "Golden Orb" spiders, but I'm not sure.


Yeah, we used to have the red legged, goldish back variety where I live in Aus... the only problem with them is when they put there webs to close to the house. They take over everything they are that big.. Very intelligent spiders though...


www.cairns.com.au...

Check out the pics in this report..
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posted on Aug, 18 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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May I suggest to you that there is a STRANGE HUMAN living on the SPIDER'S property?




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