Picture ID 52147

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2019
  • Photographed: Jan 22, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Lehigh Acres, Florida, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Looks like an orchard orbweaver, Leucage venusta. I’m jealous, I was visiting Florida for a week when you took this photo. I couldn’t find a single spider in the The Villages sprawl region. I hope it was the cold weather, not the heavy use of pesticides and herbicides and loss of native habitat. I couldn’t find a single insect in The Villages either. It’s a shame to me that Florida isn’t limiting the loss of habitat due to the influx of $$$$ in development. That’s my rant, it really upset me that prime habitat is being ruined and sanitized in… Read more »