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Genus Leucauge

blue and gold spider - Leucauge venusta Florida Spider - Leucauge venusta Trying to figure out what this spider is.....possibly a juvenile Nephila clavipes?? - Leucauge venusta orb weaver spider? - Leucauge venusta What spider, please. - Leucauge argyra Leucauge venusta Mating Ritual ? - Leucauge venusta - male - female Orchard Orbweaver - Leucauge venusta - female unidentified Tetragnathidae - 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)