Subject: Orchard Spider
Location: Southeast Tennessee, Cumberland Plateau
June 17, 2013 9:58 am
From other photos, I believe that this spider who has recently taken up residence near our back porch is an Orchard Spider. In its orb web, I was able to get photos both from above and below.
Thanks for your great resource!
In our opinion, your identification of an Orchard Spider, Leucauge venusta, is correct. Thanks for sending your wonderful photos of the spider and its web.