orchard spiders

The Orchard Spider, Leucage venusta, is a small (1/3") spider of the Family Tetragnathidae that is common in our forests.  It is a spectacularly patterned and colored spider, being green with a splotch of florescent red-orange on the bottom of the abdomen, and silver and yellow stripes down the sides.  Orchard Spiders construct their webs within a few feet of the ground in places where it receives spotty sunlight.  The spider constructs its orb web at about a 45E, then hangs upside down in the middle.