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OMG, Look at her butt! An orchard orb spider wouldn't give me any eye contact but I did get this shot of the very colorful backside. If you look carefully, you can see the web hanging down- That's their quick escape route- They hang upside down and drop from their web if they detect a threat.   Geotagged,Leucauge venusta,Orchard spider,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

OMG, Look at her butt!

An orchard orb spider wouldn't give me any eye contact but I did get this shot of the very colorful backside. If you look carefully, you can see the web hanging down- That's their quick escape route- They hang upside down and drop from their web if they detect a threat.

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  1. Cool shot, Denniz! Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thank you!
      Posted 7 days ago

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The orchard spider is a long-jawed orbweaver spider that occurs from southern Canada to Panama, along the East coast, reaching into the central US. The web is often oriented horizontally, with the spider hanging down in the center.

It is distinctively colored, with leaf-green legs and sides . The underside of its thorax is spotted with yellow and black, the top is silvery with brown and black streaks. The neon yellow, orange or red spots on the rear of the abdomen are variable in size.. more

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by denniruz
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Uploaded Oct 9, 2018. Captured Jun 16, 2018 16:53 in Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, USA.
  • NIKON D500
  • f/6.3
  • 1/250s
  • ISO640
  • 600mm