There are many types of garden spiders, however, is the most common of Argiope (Argiope aurantia). Although it occasionally confused with the North American banana spider (Nephila clavipes), the female Argiope is black and yellow, while the female banana spider has yellow spots, but is slightly orange or tan color. The Argiope is not classified as hazardous.
While the size and markings of argiope it may look intimidating, is the bite of a usually no worse than a bee sting. According to Candace Hawkinson of Galveston County Master Gardener, the spider is actually harmless. People with weakened immune systems, however, should still be careful in areas where the presence of these spiders could be a concern.
Although sometimes like the yellow or golden orb weaver known that argiope most commonly known as the "writing spider." While other spiders, like the cobwebs Weber (Theridiidae) create paths that appear chaotic and disorganized, are argiope tracks masterpieces that look many times as they have writing in them. Interestingly, there is an urban legend that you should not say the name of a loved one, if spider next to the writing area says, because if they write the person's name in the Internet, that person will die.
The female Argiope typically grows from 3/4 to 1-1/8 inches in length. Considerably larger than the male (in 1/4- to 3/8-inch), the female argiope breeds once a year. Males court females by building a small web near the female's larger web. The male usually has web zigzag lines in it that he can exceed even in the female web. To pledge his love, the male Argiope offal and swings the Web to attract females as a form of courtship and their attention.
Sometimes as a nuisance to place there, where the argiope chooses his web, these spiders are actually quite useful. They catch and eat mosquitoes, flies and aphids. This makes them not only to study an attractive spider and see, but a spider friendly to the environment.