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August 2020:
The Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia) is one of Ontario’s largest orb weavers with females having a body length of 19 to 28 mm. The black marking on its back might be mistaken for a Rorschach test. What pattern do you see? Below the spider can be seen a zigzag “stabilimentum” that runs from the top to bottom of the web. Jan Challis took this picture in her garden. With more than 800 species of spiders in Ontario, which ones can you find in your garden?

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