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Genus Leucauge

Orchard Orbweaver Greenish spider w/ fluorescent orange dots in Florida - Leucauge venusta Spider - Leucauge venusta Venusta Orchard Orbweaver - Leucauge venusta Garden Spider  - Leucauge venusta ?orchard? - Leucauge venusta Leucauge venusta? - Leucauge venusta Unknown Spider - Leucauge argyra
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
2 species in North America:
L. argyra
L. venusta [includes L. mabelae] - Orchard Orbweaver
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,
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)