Arachnids of North Carolina
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Leucauge venusta - Orchard spider



Orb web horizontal not vertical

Duller individual

Typical coloration

Ventral "venus" red crescent

Immature
Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Tetragnathidae                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia
Distribution in North Carolina
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County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: forest understory, forest edge
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Photo Gallery for Leucauge venusta - Orchard spider

Recorded by: Morgan Freese
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wayne Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Scott Bolick
Guilford Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wilkes Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Barbara McRae
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: B. Anderson
Wake Co.
Comment: WIUM - Obs. outside Visitor Center.
Recorded by: Donald B. ZEPP
Johnston Co.
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Recorded by: Donald B. ZEPP
Johnston Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
McDowell Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Henderson Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: B. McRae
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, Kyle Kittelberger
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, Kyle Kittelberger
Moore Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, Kyle Kittelberger
Richmond Co.
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Recorded by: B. McRae
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Halifax Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Rockingham Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof
Beaufort Co.
Comment: GOCR - Obs. on the Palmetto Boardwalk. @ -76.904554, 35.475463
Recorded by: j.wyche
Beaufort Co.
Comment: GOCR - near visitor center
Recorded by: R. Preston
Chatham Co.
Comment: JORD
Recorded by: Jane Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - on trail b/t visitor center & Millpond Rd.
Recorded by: Jane Wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - cypress point trail
Recorded by: j.wyche, n.dominick
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Lassiter Trail b/t visitor center & Millpond Rd
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Cypress Point Trail
Recorded by: J.Phillips
Wake Co.
Comment: WIUM
Recorded by: J.Phillips
Wake Co.
Comment: WIUM
Recorded by: J. Mickey
Wilkes Co.
Comment: STMO - Very common in woods and along trails on Combs Knob @ -81.033096, 36.365492
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: J.Phillips
Wake Co.
Comment: WIUM - Sycamore Trail