Venusta Orchard Spider (I think)
Location: Central Florida
August 9, 2011 9:53 am
2 Different views (ventral & dorsal) of the same spider.
I didn’t really need an ID. I just wanted to know how the website worked as far as uploading photos. I don’t see the 2 photos I uploaded and was just wondering how it worked.
I guess the answer is that you get so many submissions that you can’t get to all of them! LoL
Your spider is definitely one of the Orchard Spiders in the genus Leucauge, and we believe it is Leucauge venusta even though there is more magenta in the spider’s body than we generally see. We closely monitor the content on our site and our editorial staff posts all selected identification requests. We do not allow contributors to post directly, except in the comment section, but even there we can remove any inappropriate content. Though we do not consider ourselves to be a children’s website, we do take pride in being child friendly, both in our content and in our advertising. We do not allow adult ads despite that they are quite common on television. Our Facebook pages and Twitter pages are more of an open forum, and we do not monitor that content as closely. That is an excellent place to get the opinions of our readership as opposed to the opinions of our editorial staff.