Ant w/ red dots & Spider

« Back to Name that Plant

Date Photo Taken: 08/24/2013
Location: Snellville, GA
Posted By: Phil Davis


Wife found the ant in our backyard. The spider is between our plants in the front yard.


  1. steelekirk Flower Fanatic says:

    The first is a red velvet ant and the second is a yellow orb weaver.

    September 11th, 2013 at 11:30 am
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    top pic looks like a “cow killer”

    Bottom pic looks like a common garden spider (Argiope aurantia)

    September 11th, 2013 at 11:38 am
  3. bullfroghollow Unregistered says:

    We would call the spider a writin’ spider, and if he wrote your name in his web, well you can guess the rest. It’s a good spider and does not bite.

    September 11th, 2013 at 6:10 pm
  4. Matt Unregistered says:

    The “ant” is actually a female wasp of some kind. Common name for this bug is “cow killer” or “red velvet ant.” But again, it’s not an ant. The spider is commonly called a “writing spider”, not sure what the proper name is.

    September 12th, 2013 at 9:39 am
  5. Tony Unregistered says:

    Don’t mess with the “ant”. It’s really a wingless ground wasp and if it stings you, you will
    wish for death.

    November 25th, 2013 at 2:50 pm
  6. Ruth Unregistered says:

    Argiope spider…the inspiration for Charlotte.

    December 8th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Leave a Reply