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Jul 21, 2010 7:12 PM

Need Spider Identified Please

This spider is living at the side of my front door, can anyone tell me what it is and if it's poisonous please?  Also any other relevant info relating to said spider would be appreciated.  Location: North Cyprus: noticed/found a few days ago.  See attached pics.Summer 2010 089.jpgSummer 2010 088.jpg

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    Jul 22, 2010 11:25 AM (in response to nancydrew)
    Re: Need Spider Identified Please

    It's Argiope lobata, a widely distributed spider in Africa, Asia, S. Europe.

    See - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_lobata

     

    Nearly all spiders have venom but Argiope species are not particularly aggressive or venomous. A spider this size would probably be able to pierce human skin, but it would much prefer to be left alone and sit undisturbed in its web. I wouldn't worry about it

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