My main Spider picture page was my hit leader back in the day. This page has some Argiope pictures and some other misc. spiders. Hope you enjoy the photos! Scroll down to see the large pictures on this page. . My Spider Webs page is here.
All this info paraphrased from Gil! Very likely Dolomedes triton, the Six-spotted Fishing Spider which is found over the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. Family Pisauridae (the "nursery web spiders"), Genus Dolomedes, of which there are 15 quite similar species in the United States. It matches the appearance of the six-spotted fishing spider in my "Spiders and Their Kin" book, also.
Nikon 300mm F4 ED lens! Hand-held, 1/350s at f10.
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Top View of Orb Weaver spider above... from the Starry Nights B&B
Jane and John B. say "The Top View is also an orb weaver but not an Argiope, ...likely in the genus Araneus or Neoscona." It looks a little like an Argiope, and it was within a few feet of the Big Argiope from last year. It's not doing the writing thing, though.
I'm not entirely happy with this image, and I'll re-do it when I have some time.
Long Jawed Orb Weaver
NHAC Site Spider
Jane and John B. say "...a long jawed orb weaver in the genus Tetragnatha."
Close-up Orb Weaver Spiders. Pretty Prickly!
Harvestmen - a ton of 'em from Wimberly. What are they up to? Info on these guys is here.
Jane and John B., "...The harvestmen are not spiders, but someone was just writing about these congregations and the chemicals apparently exchanged that put the harvestmen in some sort of torpor."
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