Orb Weavers

Leucage Orchard Weaver Spiders Photos

Leucauge is a genus of spiders of the Long Jawed Orb Weaver family (Tetragnathidae). They are usually found in warmer areas. There are several varieties of this species – Leucauge venusta, Leucauge dromedaria (known as the silver or horizontal orb weaver,  and Leucauge celebesiana.   Here are some photos of Venusta Orchard Spiders (Leucauge venusta) and others in this species. The Venusta Orchard Spider, […]

Garden Orb Weavers

Here’s some photos of those common Garden spiders from the Orb Weaving family.  My apologies if there are some Araneus on pages where they don’t belong but they are very hard to classify. Try this page for a species guide: https://usaspiders.com/orb-weaver/ or this one: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1972/bgpage Orb weavers (Araneidae) are often brightly coloured with rounded abdomens, […]

Long Jawed Orb Weaver – Tetragnatha sp.

There are 980 species of the Tetragnatha family worldwide. Long-jawed orb weavers are fairly easy to identify by their huge, powerful jaws, or chelicerae, and long, slender abdomen. Like the other family of orb weavers, the Araneidae, these spiders have eight eyes and these eyes are in 2 rows. They have 3 claws on each […]

Micrathena Orb Weaver

The spider genus Micrathena contains more than hundred species, most of them Neotropical woodland orb-weavers. Only three species occur in the eastern United States: females of M. gracilis (the Spined Micrathena) have five pairs of conical tubercles on the abdomen, female M. mitrata have two short posterior pairs, and female M. sagittata (the Arrow-shaped Micrathena) have three pairs. Micrathena sagittata  is found in the […]

Darwin’s Bark Spider

Darwin’s bark spider (Caerostris darwini) is an orb-weaver spider that produces one of the largest known orb webs, with anchor lines spanning up to 25 metres (82 ft). The spider was discovered in Madagascar in the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park in 2009.  The species was named in honour of the naturalist Charles Darwin, with the description being prepared precisely 150 years after the publication of The Origin of […]

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