Leucauge venusta


Common Names: Orchard spider
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Spiders


The web is often oriented horizontally, with the spider hanging down in the center. 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.

Found near woodlands. Builds in low shrubs or small trees, close to the ground.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
Additional Information: http://bugguide.net/node/view/2010
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