Does anyone recognize this spider? It was on my back yard fence last weekend.
Sept. 29, 2009: I found out that this is a Silver-backed Argiope.
Is it even a spider? In the photo (from my phone), I can’t distinguish 8 legs.
One spider I found in my front yard is a black widow, I’m pretty sure. I didn’t handle it. I captured it in a jar and then let it go in some woods.
Cell phone cameras are really handy, but the image quality isn’t so great.
Southern Pines North Carolina spiders