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Leucauge venusta
(Orchard Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 196475

Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver)

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I know it’s an orb weaver of some kind! That’s about all I’ve got lol

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TangledWeb

https://bugguide.net/node/view/2010 You got the Orbweaver part! She’s Leucauge venusta. I have them in my yard, they’re pretty. This looks like a daylight photo, her legs are translucent. At night the legs look metallic green-black and the abdomen looks pearly, by flashlight. They reflect light a bit. Note the weird way she is standing with her legs arched to hold her body far from the web. It is a distinct trait of this species.

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