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Orchard spider

Leucage venusta


This is a really small spider I found hanging around on a web in my garden near some milkweed, in Louisiana. The strange thing about it is that the bright coloured section on the spider is so bright it almost looks fluorescent. I can't find it anywhere online and wondered if anyone could help.


Garden near trees.


It looks grey/white apart from the really bright section which almost glows.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 8 years ago
Orchard Orbweaver
Leucage venusta green spider - Leucauge venusta - BugGuide.Net

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mishmao14 8 years ago

Yes! Thank you. That appears to be my guy! The neon orange bit is really bright on this one, too. Very pretty.

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Slidell, Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Oct 30, 2013
Submitted on Oct 30, 2013

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