Category Archives: Insects

The Orchard Spider (Leucauge venusta)

 

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The orchard spider (Leucauge venusta) is a long-jawed orb weaver spider.  They are apparently common in North America.  I found this one in my backyard and have to admit its the first one I’ve ever seen. I used my Tamron f 2.8 90 mm Macro lens mounted on my Manfrotto tripod to capture this one.  Click on the image to view larger.