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Orchard Spiders - Leucauge venusta - male - female

Orchard Spiders - Leucauge venusta - Male Female
Springfield, Virginia, USA
May 31, 2004
I saw this pair of spiders among some peony leaves and I'm pretty sure they're Venusta orchard spiders. What I'm wondering is whether the pair is illustrating sexual dimorphism, and if so, which is the male and which is the female? Any help is appreciated.

The male has the longer legs

I had read some where that the female is larger...but I guess that's referring to the body size and not leg span.

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