Picture ID 144011

Picture of unidentified spider

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Never seen this before. I hope the picture uploaded properly with good resolution. But horizontal web strung up roughly 7ft high between a spruce tree and the... Outdoor deposit Station... It had very good eyesight as it would flinch whenever I moved which was about 5ft away. The blue almost translucent legs are not any camera or light trickery, it is what actually caught my attention because it's not a common color amongst the trees of the forest. Body to head was roughly 1 inch. The spread of the legs was roughly 2-3 inches across. The red droplets on the web however are from the camera.
Would love to know what this spider is because it looks very out of place, like it belongs in a tropical rain forest somewhere, yet there it is hanging between the out-house and my pissing tree.

  • Submitted by: 
    Tyler McDingus
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2021
  • Photographed: Aug 2, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Kennebacasis Island , New Brunswick, Canada
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Forest
  • Found in web?: Yes
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She’s an Orchard Orbweaver, Leucauge venusta. Too pretty to live on a Pissing Tree. 😉 We have those trees in USA too. They usually grow near Bottle-smashing Trees. A cool thing your photo shows is the usual way this species walks perpendicular to the web. They do look unusually tropical for The Cold North. I like how the legs look metallic dark green in low light and translucent green in bright light. If you take a photo in low light, the abdomen will reflect the light and appear to glow. They’re the prettiest spiders where I live (New Hampshire) too.


Wow, it is a very beautiful picture overall. The sider and web is clearly visible and colors are adding magic to this picture. The spider is orb weaver i guess. Thank you for such great photograph.