Common in forested areas, this colorful spider almost appears to be painted. Bright red, orange or yellow coloration at the tip of the abdomen may or may not be present.
Webs can be in shrubs or trees and are widely-spaced strands. They hang up-side down at the edge of their horizontal webs or on a twig nearby, waiting for prey.
Common name: Venusta Orchard Spider
Scientific Name: Leucauge venusta
Other Names: Orchard Spider
Adult Size (Length): 3mm to 4mm (0.12in to 0.16in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: green; teal; silver; red; black; white; yellow; brown
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska
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