Leucauge venusta
(Orchard Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 61593

Picture of Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver) - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

Found in greenhouse above gardening pots. Is this one poisonous?

3 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ex-Arachnophobe

This looks like one of the spiders in the genus Leucauge. Maybe Leucauge venusta? None of these spiders are dangerous.

TangledWeb

Bugguide.net has a photo comparison of L. venusta and L. argyra. This looks like Leucage argyra from that. I downloaded it as a photo and keep it in a digital album for reference. Orchard Orbweavers are not dangerous though they look weird to many people.

Additional Pictures

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