Leucauge venusta
(Orchard Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 42204

Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Spiderlings,Ventral,Webs

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There were at least a dozen of these in one rhododendron bush this morning. The red spot on the abdomen seemed to glow like retroreflective particles even in diffuse lighting with morning mist. Radial webs with thinner silk in the inner rings. I tried to show scale with multiple photos. Guessing these are recently hatched young? Or very small adults? Sorry for the poor resolution; my macro lens hood would’ve damaged the webs, because it’s cheap and I’m shaky.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, these are baby Orchard Orb-weavers (Leaucauge venusta). They’re not anything to worry over. 🙂

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Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Lateral Enlarge Picture