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By: Catie Leary on Aug. 13, 2010, 7:03 a.m.
Argiope aurantia or writing spider

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Writing spider

A black and yellow garden spider (Argiope aurantia) hangs in its web in a garden near a home in Kellogg, Ore.

Also known as the writing spider, banana spider or corn spider, the specimen is mostly harmless to humans.