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Spider Id
Can you help me id this spider? They are everywhere and are so beautiful.
Maureen
Jacksonville, Florida

Hi Maureen,
This is an Orchard Spider in the genus Leucauge. They are in the Family Tetragnathidae, the Large-Jawed Orb Weavers.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Jacksonville, Florida

3 Responses to Orchard Spider

  1. Mikaela Hames says:

    Are orchid spiders poisonous? I live in Tampa Florida and I have so many of them, at least I believe that is what they are… please let me know. Thank you

    • bugman says:

      Orchid Spiders like most spiders are venomous. The venom is not considered dangerous to human. In the unlikely event that a person is bitten, we would say that chances are very high that a bite would result in not much more than local swelling, redness and itchiness.

  2. Jim says:

    I get bit all the time. Feels like a bad bug bite. Tampa

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