Unidentified

Picture ID 98291

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Mabel Orchard Orb-weaver - this is a guess based on another picture on your site.

  • Submitted by: 
    LuvNEagles
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2020
  • Photographed: Jan 11, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - Naples, Florida, Florida, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

Yes, she’s a Leucauge species. She’s interesting, her markings don’t match well bilaterally. There are three similar Leucauge species in Florida, L. venusta, L.argyra, and a colony of L.argyrobapta. Recent genetic analysis separated them. We go by experience with the images. They might be reconsidered taxonomically again later. The Mabel Orchard Orbweavers have two orange posterior spots and two ventral yellow semicircles that make a “smile.” Yours might be a species cross, in theory. I love taking photos of these spiders, they are very photogenic with bright colors and metallic green legs and a reflective abdomen. They are easiest to… Read more »