Question by  shane35 (33)

What are the black and yellow spiders found in Maine?

I see them everywhere in Maine.


Answer by  bug57 (1048)

Those black and yellow spiders are called "writing" spiders. The character Charlotte from E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" was a writing spider.


Answer by  Ming (36)

Most likely these are Golden Garden Spiders, also called simply Garden Spiders and their scientific name is Argiope Aurantia. They have a black abdomen with 3 yellow dots down each side of it & are very prevalent in Maine. An interesting note is that if you are familiar with the book Charlotte's Web, Charlotte was of this species.


Answer by  docholiday (47)

The spider you are describing is most likely that of a common Garden Spider. They can be found nearly everywhere and are know for their intricate web weaving abilities.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

The black and yellow spiders you are seeing all over Maine are often called writing spiders(argiope aurantia). They get the name for their beautiful spinning abilities. Since they're most often found in gardens they're also called golden garden spiders, black and yellow garden spiders, or simply garden spiders.


Answer by  Lif8ntez1970 (19)

The black and yellow spiders you are seeing are most likely the black and yellow garden spider. They tend to be very good at ridding your garden of other bugs by catching them in their web. They are a very beneficial spider to have around your garden and home.


Answer by  danden (17)

Most likely, those spiders are the Yellow Garden Spiders(Argiope aurantia). This spider is commonly found in many parts of the United States mainly in woody and forested areas. They are easy to identify because of the black and yellow markings along their abdomen. They also have pale orange colorings on their legs. These spiders are harmless to people.


Answer by  dancprncss6 (59)

The black and yellow spiders commonly found in Maine are garden spiders that can be about an inch in length with their abdomens marked brightly with yellow. They can bite, but their venom is not poisonous to humans.


Answer by  blossomandlucky (16)

One spider found in Maine is the Black and Yellow Garden Spider. They only bite humans when threatened. They spend most time in their webs waiting for their next meal.

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