Venusta Orchard Spider
This spider, whose Latin name venusta means beautiful, is a small (7mm) orbweaver.
Description: The Leucauge spider has bright green and silvery-white markings on its body. Some specimens have yellow, orange, or reddish markings. Males are half the size of females. They carry their egg-shaped abdomens high. The legs are very long. These spiders are considered non harmful.
Habitat: This spider lives in open, light areas, on one foot-wide orb webs built on trees and shrubs.
Venusta Orchard Spider (underside)