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Orchard Orb Weaver

Leucauge venusta

Description:

Long legged garden spider that makes wide webs to catch flying insects. Belly is a beautiful emerald green.

Habitat:

Garden,shrubs.

Notes:

Hunts at dusk/night.

1 species ID suggestions

Venusta Orchard Spider
Leucauge venusta Species Leucauge venusta - Orchard Orbweaver - BugGuide.Net

6 Comments

keithp2012
keithp2012 4 years ago

Anyone ever see the male of this species?

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Thank You or your help, and for such a small spider it's like a living gem. :)

Latimeria
Latimeria 6 years ago

I could have sworn I posted an ID suggestion for this a long time ago. Oh well, here you are! Bugguide has a great section on identification of this one and a similar species, and your two pictures here are just phenomenal.

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

I added a photo of the underside too.

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

this spider and photo are both incredible

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Orb Weaver Spider.

West Babylon, New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Jun 18, 2010
Submitted on Sep 7, 2010

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