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Genus Leucauge

Mabel Orchard Spider 1 - Leucauge venusta Orchard Spiderling - Leucauge venusta Basilica Orb Weaver - Leucauge argyra Leucage venusta ? - Leucauge venusta Orbweaver ID - Leucauge argyra Orchard orb weaver - Leucauge venusta Baby Orchard Orbweaver - 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)