What Is a Silver Garden Spider?


The silver garden spider, or Argiope argentata, is a silver spider with a brown underside. The spider has brown and orange colorings further back on the abdomen and on top. It is often seen in warm and dry areas like California, Florida and Argentina.

The bite of the silver garden spider can sting and itch for an hour, after which point the effects generally wear off. Female silver garden spiders can grow up to 35 millimeters, or 1.38 inches, and the males grow up to 20 millimeters, or 0.79 inches. Silver garden spiders have long legs that are black, orange and silver in color.