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Luminescent/iridescent small spider. - Leucauge venusta - female

Luminescent/iridescent small spider. - Leucauge venusta - Female
Chamblee, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
November 23, 2010
Size: 2mm +
I brought another specimen inside to obtain a good image of the dorsum, to no avail as the animal made no bones about moving for cover. Finally caught the animal in decent focus with this shot.

I suspect the orange glow is an attractant - I know it attracted me. And I wonder what the insect or other spider sees in different kind of light detection systems.

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Luminescent/iridescent small spider. - Leucauge venusta - female Luminescent/iridescent small spider. - Leucauge venusta - female

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