Huge spider Toronto Canada

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Date Photo Taken: 08/12/2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posted By: edyb


I have never seen such a big spider in Canada. Found it around my tomato plants and sunflowers. It was about 3 inches diameter I estimate. Looks quite scary with the yellow markings. Any thoughts what it could be? Is it unusual or quite common?


  1. Lynn Unregistered says:

    It looks like a Black and Yellow Argiope, or black and yellow garden spider. I believe it is fairly common, as I think I have seen them in my garden.

    August 13th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
  2. Buck Unregistered says:

    It is a garden spider. They are quite common in the South. They will not bother you and are fun to watch. My children enjoyed catching grasshoppers and throwing them in the spider’s web and watching her very quickly sting the grasshopper and wrap it up for a later meal for her and her babies.

    August 14th, 2012 at 11:20 am
  3. m0mmy1225 Leaf Lover says:

    its a golden orb spider.its a field spider.not poisonous if bite by it you do get a small mosquitoes bite like reaction that goes away really easy

    May 8th, 2013 at 10:26 am

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