Orb weaving spider

7092.      Central Alabama, late afternoon. Thank you for your help. Pelham, AL. United States

Number 7092. This is Argiope aurantia, a very common and widespread orb weaving spider that goes by many different common names, including the yellow garden spider, black and yellow garden spider, golden garden spider, writing spider, zigzag spider, zipper spider, and corn spider. Like all other otb weavers, it is harmless to humans.  Click here for more detailed information.