Tuft-Legged Orb Weavers can commonly be found in forest undergrowth and shrubs as well as in tall grasses in fields or meadows. Some position themselves in backyard gardens where pollinating insects can become a plentiful food source.
Details of the:
Tuft-Legged Orb Weaver
Common name: Tuft-Legged Orb Weaver
Scientific Name: Mangora placida
Size (Adult, Length): 5mm to 7mm (0.20in to 0.28in)
Identifying Colors: brown; black; white
Additional Descriptors: biting, venomous, hairy
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; ; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Ontario; Quebec; Mexico
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.