What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

June 10, 2010
hi just shot this orchard spider and it looks like a smiley face
sunset beach , nc

Orchard Spider

Hi Robert,
Thank you for sending in your wonderful photo of the belly of an Orchard Spider, Leucauge venusta.  The last photo we posted did not show the distinctive belly pattern of some individuals.  The BugGuide page on the Orchard Spider has interesting information.  We will be post dating your letter so that it can be viewed live on the last day of our trip to Ohio, June 22.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

2 Responses to Orchard Spider

  1. Jean says:

    A friend and I were out in the woods in Huntsville Alabama and saw an orb spider that was blue. I did a casual search and I’m not seeing a spider that resembles it. It’s probably still in its web as we saw it yesterday. It had some banding but was very blue.

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