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.
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
Many thanks, checked out the pics and that's her! I've left her alone on her web, as I do with all spiders. Like to take photographs of them. Had a snake trying to get in the back door last week which I discovered from the photographs I had taken that it was a blunt nosed viper, put it in a box, drove up the mountain and let it go. I have the photographs I took pre and post release if anyone is interested?