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Orchard Spider

Leucauge venusta

Description:

The orchard spider (Leucauge venusta) is a long-jawed orbweaver spider. It is distinctively colored, with leaf-green legs and sides (which can sometimes vary to a dark green or even orange). The underside of its thorax is spotted with yellow and black, the top is silvery with brown and black streaks. The neon yellow, orange or red spots on the rear of the abdomen are variable in size among individuals and sometimes absent.

Habitat:

occurs from southern Canada to Panama, along the East coast, reaching into the central US.The web is often oriented horizontally, with the spider hanging down in the center

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

JamieDorton
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JamieDorton

Tampa, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 29, 2013
Submitted on Jun 29, 2013

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