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Genus Leucauge

Orchard Spider - Leucauge venusta Spider ID - Leucauge venusta - male Leucauge venusta? - Leucauge venusta orb weaver - Leucauge venusta - female What kind of spider is this? - Leucauge venusta Spider 082813 - Leucauge venusta Spider - Leucauge venusta Orchard Orbweaver? - Leucauge venusta
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Tetragnathidae (Long-jawed Orb Weavers)
Genus Leucauge
Numbers
2 species in North America:
L. argyra
L. venusta [includes L. mabelae] - Orchard Orbweaver
Identification
Range
L. argyra - Florida to Brazil
L. venusta - southern Canada to Panama
Internet References
live adult image of L. venusta and other info (E.R. Degginger, enature.org)
live immature image of unidentified Leucauge species (A. Tanasevitch, American Museum of Natural History)
synonyms and distribution (Norman Platnick, The World Spider Catalog, American Museum of Natural History)
North American species list (Norman Platnick, Tetragnathidae; Spiders of North America)