Orchard Spider

Subject: gorgeous and tiny
Location: NJ, woodland area
June 17, 2013 1:23 pm
I was taking Macro pictures of flowers after the rain today in North Central NJ. I noticed movement on one of the tiny flowers. I was an even tinier spider. I was able to get an okay shot, enough I think for someone who knows their stuff to identify it. Later I went back and it was busy making a web between the tow plants. The plants are small, Pyrolas, ”wintergreens” the flowers are not much more than a quarter inch across to give you perspective on size.
Signature: Karen Smith

Orchard Spider
Orchard Spider

Dear Karen,
This is an Orchard Spider,
Leucauge venusta, or a closely related species.  They truly are gemlike spiders.

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